Aurelia, Iowa has a Pit Bull ban, like many other jurisdictions across the country. Not too long ago, it came to the city’s attention that Snickers, a registered service dog who lives with retired Chicago police officer James Sak, is a Pit Bull, Lab, and Boxer mix. Snickers assists Sak after the man had a stroke in 2008.
Despite the dog’s service dog status, the city of Aurelia decided that owning the dog was a violation of the breed-specific legislation aimed at Pit Bulls, and removed Snickers from Sak’s home. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Mark W. Bennett ruled in favor of James Sak.
A big wag of the doggies.com tail to Judge Bennett for doing the right thing.
It’s nice to finally see a Pit Bull in the news for a good reason.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!