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  1. Important Thread Important: What to do when Animal Control Comes Knocking

    WHAT TO DO WHEN ANIMAL CONTROL COMES KNOCKING by George J. Eigenhauser Jr. (he is an attorney at law licensed in the State of California since 1979 and practices in the areas of civil litigation and estate planning) ANTI-DOG ENFORCEMENT - What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

    Started by Tiara‎, 03-06-2007 11:17 AM
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  2. Important Thread Important: Proposed animal abuse legislation at federal, state levels

    France -- Animal advocates hope dogfighting and puppy mill scandals will breed tougher animal abuse laws. Here is a look at legislation already proposed: Virginia: A bill was filed to add organized dogfighting as a qualifying offense under the state's racketeering law, which would mean tougher...

    Started by Marty‎, 12-30-2007 07:50 PM
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    02-07-2008, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  3. Important Thread Important: American Canine Foundation, putting their money where their mouth is

    Why do I not hear more about this group? They are spearheading the legal fight in Denver. They are spearheading the legal fight in Lanett, Al. They have been providing legal help for bully owners across the nation and yet I hear so little about a group that is doing more than just yelling out loud...

    Started by GaDog‎, 07-15-2005 06:38 AM
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    01-26-2006, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  1. FL: Hot car law p$#@! Florida Senate, provides legal protections

    Hot car law p$#@! Florida Senate, provides legal protections Published 4:06 PM EST Jan 30, 2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Florida Senators have given final approval to a bill that provides good Samaritans legal protections if they break into a car to save children or pets. The bill, which...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-06-2016 02:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-07-2016, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  2. Bromont, Que. council votes to ban pit bulls

    Bromont, Que. council votes to ban pit bulls January 22, 2016 People in Bromont, Que. are no longer allowed to adopt or buy pit bull dogs, according to a new municipal bylaw which came into effect on January 15. The town joins about 50 other municipalities in Quebec which don't allow the...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-24-2016 04:08 PM
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    01-24-2016, 04:08 PM Go to last post
  3. Airdrie, Alberta, Canada: Council Dismisses Pit Bull Ban

    The City of Airdrie has no interest in banning pitbulls. That’s the message the crowd, which packed council chambers on Jan. 19, heard. The discussion was prompted by a letter sent to council urging the breed be banned, which followed on the heels of a fatal pitbull attack of another dog that...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-22-2016 01:01 PM
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    01-22-2016, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  4. OH: Pit bull’ transfers to rescue rejected

    Published: Wednesday, 12/30/2015 - Updated: 2 days ago FULTON COUNTY ‘Pit bull’ transfers to rescue rejected Dogs still often go to Pit Crew BY ALEXANDRA MESTER BLADE STAFF WRITER WAUSEON — The Fulton County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted down a proposal that would have...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-02-2016 04:55 PM
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    01-02-2016, 04:55 PM Go to last post
  5. New Report Reveals Best & Worst States for Animal Protection Laws

    Curious to know how your state fares when it comes to animal protection laws? One annual report makes it easy to find out. The 10th annual year-end report issued by The Animal Legal Defense Fund is out, which ranks the animal protection laws of all 50 states. The rankings are based on a...

    Started by Vicki‎, 12-19-2015 09:45 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-01-2016, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  6. MI: State bill would outlaw local bans on pit bulls

    Even if Detroit were to pass a ban on pit bulls, the city — and 14 others that have passed such prohibitions — could be preempted by legislation now pending in Lansing. In fact, the Detroit City Council is ready to take a fresh looks at the city's laws regarding vicious dogs, says its president,...

    Started by Vicki‎, 12-04-2015 10:45 AM
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    12-04-2015, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  7. OH: Shaker Heights residents speak out against proposed pit bull ban

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – More than 130 people – mostly Shaker Heights residents opposing a proposed pit bull ban – crowded into City Council chambers Monday night. The residents told council they oppose any law that bans a specific dog breed. They said the city needs to hold dog owners accountable...

    Started by Vicki‎, 12-02-2015 10:30 AM
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  8. KS: Long-standing pit bull ban lifted in S. Hutchinson

    SOUTH HUTCHINSON -- A 22 year ban on pit bulls has been lifted in South Hutchinson. Two weeks ago, city councilmembers voted unanimously to once again allow pit bulls to be owned as pets. Many people in South Hutchinson say pit bulls get a bad rap. "I think it's a good thing," said Mike...

    Started by Vicki‎, 12-02-2015 10:08 AM
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  9. SC: Beaufort County could require spaying, neutering of pit bulls

    Beaufort County could require spaying, neutering of pit bulls Posted: September 15, 2015 - 2:06pm By SCOTT THOMPSON 843-815-0800, Ext. 13 scott.thompson@blufftontoday.com All pit bulls and pit mixes in Beaufort County would have to be spayed or neutered and microchipped under a proposal...

    Started by Vicki‎, 09-16-2015 03:29 PM
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    11-04-2015, 07:22 AM Go to last post
  10. VICTORY!!!! Cape Coral, FLA!!!! (way to go!)

    congrats Florida!!!! great to be readin this one! -------------------- Coral Springs dog lovers declare victory over proposal for breed banning -------------------- By Sallie James South Florida Sun-Sentinel October 18, 2006

    Started by Suki‎, 10-18-2006 12:05 PM
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    10-06-2015, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  11. MA: Quincy Housing Authority to Ban Pit Bulls and Other Large Breeds

    September 15, 2015 6:08 PM MST The Quincy Housing Authority in Quincy, Mass. has proposed a new policy that will ban pit bulls, doberman pinschers and rottweilers, any mix of the three, or any dog with “identifiable characteristics specific to one of these breeds,” according to the Patriot...

    Started by Vicki‎, 09-16-2015 03:35 PM
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    09-20-2015, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  12. IA: Sioux City Considering Ending Pitbull Ban

    Ending Pitbull Ban Posted: Aug 13, 2015 11:51 PM EST By Jaclyn Driscoll SIOUX CITY, IA -In the past two years, many states have overturned or banned breed specific legislation. Currently 17 states prohibit breed specific laws.

    Started by Vicki‎, 08-15-2015 09:14 AM
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  13. FL: Pit bull ban nabs therapy dog

    Pit bull ban nabs therapy dog Posted: Aug 14, 2015 7:43 AM EST Updated: Aug 14, 2015 7:43 AM EST By Jason Pederso JACKSONVILLE (KATV) -In 2007 the city of Jacksonville voted to ban pit bulls. Aldermen at the time had no idea that one day their unanimous decision would one day impact a...

    Started by Vicki‎, 08-15-2015 09:10 AM
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  14. Pit Bulls Banned in Ardmore TN, NEED HELP !!!!!!

    I just found out about this this morning and am still working on getting contact info of Mayor and Councilmen. Thier attorney and technical advisor even warned against a ban on specific breeds but they passed it anyway. Talked with the Mayor of Ardmore TN, today.He is also Principle of...

    Started by Stillwater‎, 07-13-2006 05:02 PM
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    07-17-2015, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  15. DE: Pit bull-only requirements dropped in Wilmington

    Pit bull-only requirements dropped in Wilmington Jenna Pizzi, The News Journal 2:42 a.m. EDT July 10, 2015 WILMINGTON – With all members present voting in favor, the Wilmington City Council stripped specific language regarding pit bull breeds from the city's dog law. The change removes a...

    Started by Vicki‎, 07-10-2015 02:39 PM
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    07-10-2015, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  16. Dog laws in Maryland?

    What are they, please?

    Started by ShakaZ‎, 04-11-2015 08:52 PM
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    06-20-2015, 06:56 AM Go to last post
  17. OR: Pit bulls put bite on disabled Oregonians' chances for homeowners insurance

    The Fair Housing Council of Oregon accuses Travelers insurance companies of violating federal law by not selling homeowners policies to disabled people who keep pit bulls as service dogs. Officials with the nonprofit agency conducted a phone sting last year in which "testers" posing as people...

    Started by Vicki‎, 06-04-2015 09:50 AM
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    06-04-2015, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  18. TX: BSL in Dallas??

    New USPS Dog Attack List Rekindles Dallas Pit Bull Debate CBS Dallas / Fort Worth Local New USPS Dog Attack List Rekindles Dallas Pit Bull Debate May 20, 2015 12:25 PM ...

    Started by treezpitz‎, 05-20-2015 08:55 PM
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    05-21-2015, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  19. Here's A Map Of Where Your Pit Bull Isn't Welcome

    Posted: 05/06/2015 4:44 pm EDT Updated: 05/07/2015 12:59 pm EDT Here it is, laid out in blue and orange: A map of all the places in this country where folks with pit bulls are best to avoid. This is a screenshot of the BSL Census map, so it's non-interactive. On the BSL Census website...

    Started by Vicki‎, 05-14-2015 04:55 PM
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    05-15-2015, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  20. Georgia bill to prohibit breed discriminatory laws moves forward

    A bill that was introduced in the Georgia state legislature would prohibit breed discriminatory laws on the state level. SB 184*is a relatively simple bill. *It would amend the current dangerous dog law to include the following language: “Notwithstanding the provisions of Code Section 4-8-1,...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-14-2015 03:11 PM
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    04-07-2015, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  21. Nice little video on how media fuels misinformation.

    How Media Hype Fuels Inaccurate Laws on Vimeo

    Started by AGK‎, 03-24-2015 04:35 PM
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  22. Platteville, WI discussing possible pit bull ban

    Tuesday night, the Plateville common council discussed changes to their dangerous dog laws. Among the possible changes discussed is a ban on “pit bulls.” The proposal would make it *“unlawful to own, harbor or keep any animal which:…are pure bred commonly known as put bull, pit bull dog,...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-12-2015 06:40 PM
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    03-12-2015, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  23. Two repeals from Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    Two cities voted to repeal their breed discriminatory laws during city council meetings on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Juneau, WI: *Wisconsin Voters for Companion Animals, one of our partner organizations, reported that the council in Juneau voted*unanimously to repeal their law. *The repeal comes...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-12-2015 04:10 PM
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    03-12-2015, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  24. Rhode Island bill would allow towns to reinstate breed discriminatory laws

    Officials in Pawtucket, Rhode Island are once again trying to make it so they are allowed to retain their breed ban. The ban was nullified by the recently passed state law prohibiting breed discriminatory laws. *When the state law was passed, officials claimed the law did not nullify existing...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-05-2015 07:30 PM
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    03-05-2015, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  25. FL: Why Stop at Pit Bulls? Miami-Dade Must Ban Yorkies

    Why Stop at Pit Bulls? Miami-Dade Must Ban Yorkies By Kyle Munzenrieder Thu., Feb. 12 2015 at 8:30 AM Miami-Dade County has banned residents from owning pit bulls for more than 25 years, and voters reaffirmed the ban in 2012 with an overwhelming 63 percent vote. Despite controversy...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-12-2015 04:48 PM
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  26. Pits in Germany?

    Hello, are any Germans here, who have a Pitbull ?

    Started by pohl78‎, 04-10-2014 09:06 AM
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    02-11-2015, 01:41 PM Go to last post
  27. 2014 Year in Review

    It is time to take a look back at 2014, and what the year has brought us in the world of breed discriminatory laws. *2013 was a good year, but pales in comparison to what happened this year. Below is a list of passages, repeals and rejections of breed discriminatory laws, as well as some notable...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-27-2015 04:11 PM
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  28. Roeland Park, KS repeals breed ban

    Last night officials in Roeland Park, Kansas, ended a months long debate on their “pit bull” ban by voting to repeal the ordinance. The vote was 6-2 in favor of repeal. The discussion has been a long one, with many months of debate. *The law, which was enacted in the late 80*s, had not been...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-27-2015 10:40 AM
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  29. Potential statewide BSL-Mississippi

    A state level alert is being issued for the state of Mississippi. Best Friends Animal Society has discovered that a bill, House Bill 1261, has been introduced that would target dogs resembling pit bulls, including in the definition, American Bulldogs. The language of the bill: “BE IT...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-25-2015 03:50 PM
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    01-25-2015, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  30. OK: Oklahoma dog man

    Is there a b.s.l in oklahoma

    Started by bill bixler‎, 01-15-2015 09:58 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-19-2015, 07:38 PM Go to last post

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