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city may ban pits

March 9, 2009 | By synola w. | 9 comments

a near by town may ban pits, i need some good points to help bring up to the mayor to help change his mind. please brain storm, the animal control guy was by the shelter today and told me this and i ran these by him, he said he would talk to the mayor and see if he would call me. i need more. 1. good pit owners will move or give up their pits and you will be left with the bad owners still hiding them 2. how bout tougher animal humane laws instead 3. litter fines, charging for anyone selling or giving away puppies (of any breed) 4. once you start a BSL you will start a dominoe affect on all larger breeds 5. smaller breeds ex: dachaund, chihuahua, jack russells bite more people just not reported
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Jellyfish
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Jellyfish
5 years ago

You need to point out statistics are inherently flawed. Little dogs bite & nip constantly, but most people will just deal with it & not report it. During my shelter work, all of the staff was bit repeatedly, mostly by small dogs. However, the higher-ups didn't want bite records, so most of us just had to deal. I was mauled by a lab that required 18 extermal and 26 internal stitches in my leg. That obviously had to be reported. However, had I made up some kind of story, it would have gone undocumented.

You also need to point out that the responsible owners are the ones who will be most affected by this. I know that if a BSL ever came up in my area, I'd be listing my house for sale and moving sooner than they could do anything about it. Bad owners are the usually the ones who can't afford vaccines, taking care of their dogs, training, etc. and they are the ones who have no business owning dogs in the first place. However, if you get rid of one, they will just get another!

John H.
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John H.
5 years ago

Try also looking into this site:
www.badrap.org/rescue/

These guys are one of the groups that saves some of the Vick Dogs.

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