I don't know if this is the first instance of breed specific legislation in the U. S. but I would think it qualifies as an early adopter of the practice. Forest and Stream, September 30, 1886. They certainly knew all the possible different names for the "breed" they wanted to target. It's similar to the … Continue reading A Lick of History
The Robeson County pound in NC killed 62% of the dogs in its care in 2015. Expect that number to go up. Last month, the Robeson Co Board of Death Health adopted a policy which will, in effect, mean death for many puppies at the county pound. Specifically, any puppy under 4 months old eyeballed … Continue reading Robeson Co Moves to Kill More Shelter Puppies
A recent announcement appearing on the Arapahoe County, Colorado website reads, in part: Arapahoe County has partnered with the City of Aurora to provide sheltering and related services, such as veterinary care for sheltered animals, for lost, stray and impounded dogs through the Aurora Animal Shelter. County Animal Control Officers will have 24-hour access to … Continue reading Arapahoe Co Just Backdoored BSL on You. Oh and While They’re Backdooring You…
Elizabeth Womack and her family recently moved to a home in Sparta, MO. When her mixed breed dog Chase went missing on November 10, she immediately began searching for him. After getting the runaround from Sparta police chief Andrew Spencer for a week, Ms. Womack was finally given Chase's dead body along with a story … Continue reading MO Police Chief Shoots Caged Pet
This week, the Houston Press took an in-depth look at the issue of transporting dogs from the city's BARC shelter to CO. A well funded group called Rescued Pets Movement (RPM) pulled more than 4300 dogs from the Houston city pound in 2013 and shipped them to rescues in CO. What happened to the dogs later … Continue reading Houston Has Shipped Thousands of Shelter Dogs to Colorado
More than 80 animal advocates turned up at a peaceful protest at the Fulton Co Dog Pound in Ohio last weekend designed to raise community awareness regarding the pound's regressive pitbull policy. Fulton Co kills any dog or puppy who is not reclaimed by an owner and whose body shape resembles that of a pitbull … Continue reading Fulton Co Protests Pound’s Killing Policy for Pitbulls
Prince George's County in MD has had a body shape based ban on dogs since 1997. Like every other similar ban, it tears families apart and offers no benefit of any kind. But Prince George's Co continues to uphold the ban. Because AHHH Pitbulls! When a bully breed type dog was surrendered at the Prince … Continue reading “Human Error” Blamed for Oops-Killing in Prince George’s Co
One of those "aggressive dogs", per NC state lawmaker Rodney Moore. Wearing a striped sweater. And gyrating. The owner really should get a permit.
Although this information, which I posted on Facebook yesterday, is directed at dog owners in Sikeston, MO where authorities are rounding up dogs based on body shape, it could potentially apply to any pet owner, anywhere, anytime. Dog owners in Sikeston, MO - keep your doors locked. Do not answer the door if AC knocks. … Continue reading Updated: Your Rights as a U.S. Citizen Who Owns Pets
Reader Morgana found a BSL advocate and got a response about the killing of Lennox. Although it's not the public celebration I had anticipated, it's at least public, now. And it's got all the lies anyone could ever have imagined: From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Morgana Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 6:18 PM Subject: Re: Fw: … Continue reading Morgana Found One!