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Pit Bull Ban

Family Fights To Save Beloved Pit Bull After Town Bans 'Vicious Dogs'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

O’Hara Owens' beloved pit bull, Zeus, is hardly the “vicious” animal her hometown has branded him. Instead, he’s her indispensable companion, ...

Pit Bulls And Their Owners Celebrate End Of Breed Ban

AP | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Dozens of pit bull owners paraded with their dogs in Pawtucket (paw-TUCK'-et), Rhode Island, to celebrate their legal victory...

Animal Advocates Vow To Keep Fighting After Aurora Votes To Maintain Pit Bull Ban

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green

Voters in Aurora, Colorado, on Tuesday elected to keep their city's 9-year-old ban on pit bulls. The final tally showed 54,809 residents voted to ...

7 Facts About Aurora, Colorado's Breed Ban Before Tuesday's Vote

Brent Toellner | Posted 11.03.2014 | Denver
Brent Toellner

Tuesday, voters in Aurora, Colorado will have the opportunity to repeal the city's 9-year-old breed ban. The city has discussed the potential repeal multiple times since the law's inception and finally decided to take the repeal idea to the voters.

People Pretending Their Pit Bulls Are Service Dogs After Ban: Cops

AP | Posted 06.04.2014 | Crime

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — City officials in Yakima, Washington, say that some pit bull owners are falsely claiming that their dogs are service animal to ...

These States Have Taken A Stand Against Breed-Specific Legislation

Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

Breed-specific legislation, or the laws in hundreds of U.S. cities targeting dogs that appear to be "dangerous breeds," doesn't reduce dog bites. It i...

Huge Win For Maryland Pit Bull Advocates

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green

Pit bull advocates won a big victory in Maryland last week, when a county with a breed ban was ordered to return a disabled woman's service dog. B...

Christiana Lilly

LOOK: Aspiring Therapy Dog Slater Aims To Prove Officials Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Christiana Lilly | Posted 08.06.2012 | Miami

Slater is an aspiring therapy dog, and so far he's rocking his program. With Humane K9, Inc. trainer Marni Bellavia, the 2-year-old pup has practic...

Dog Breed Legislation Is Inherently Dangerous

Lisa LaFontaine | Posted 07.30.2012 | DC
Lisa LaFontaine

Leaders throughout Maryland are grasping the ineffectiveness of the Court's ruling on pit bulls. It's tremendously difficult to determine if a dog is a pit bull or cross bred, and discrimination against dogs based on appearance is wrong.

Tricky Commissioners: Pit Bull Ban May Get County-Wide Vote

Posted 04.16.2012 | Miami

Elected supporters of Miami-Dade's long-time ban on pit bulls appear to have found a way to stop a state bill that would end the county's breed-specif...

Iowa Town Pit Bull Ban Leaves Retired Cop Without Service Dog

Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Retired and disabled police officer Jim Sak knows that the law often looks at issues in terms of black and...

Will Sonoma Ban Pit Bulls?

Sonoma, CA Patch | 12:45am | Posted 10.17.2011 | San Francisco

Could a Pit Bull ban be on Sonoma's horizon? Sonoma Mayor Pro Tem Joanne Sanders spoke out at Monday night's council meeting after hearing about th...

Should Pit Bulls Be Banned?

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Should pit bulls be banned in Texas? The question has sparked an enormous debate that ultimately brings us to the age old question of "nature vs. nurt...

Denver City Council Discusses Ending Pit Bull Ban

The Denver Daily News | Peter Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A City Council member is working on an ordinance change that would allow pit bulls in Denver. But repealing the city's 20-year-old ban on pit bulls w...