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Seriously, Montreal? A Pit Bull Ban? Say It Ain’t So!

I thought we had progressed beyond breed specific legislation, but a major metropolis in Canada – Montreal – has just passed a pit bull ban. CTV News reports there was a heated debate on the issue, but the bylaw was passed by a margin of 37 – 23. Continue reading Seriously, Montreal? A Pit Bull Ban? Say It Ain’t So!

My Sister’s Dog Bite

shutterstock_141095476It took me a long time to decide whether or not to write this. But it is legitimate news, so I’ll share. My sister works in a boarding facility for dogs in Virginia. When she was cleaning a cage last week, she forgot to put the dog’s bedding back inside, and as she opened the cage to do so, the dog was being brought back in from an outdoor run. Continue reading My Sister’s Dog Bite

Pit Bull Adopted by Senior Nuns



Three nuns walked into the dog shelter…

No, this isn’t the set up for a joke. In Nyack, NY, three senior citizen nuns were in the market for a dog, and they knew Hi Tor Animal Care Center just might have one that fit the bill.

Specifically, they were looking for a dog that no one else would want. “I wanted to bring a dog home that might get euthanized if we didn’t take her,” Sister Veronica Mendez said. “And when I noticed the sign said ‘9 years,’ I said, ‘Virginia, we want this one, because nobody else is going to want her.'”

The oddest thing about this story might be the fact that Remy, the dog they picked, is a Pit Bull, probably the misunderstood dog on the planet. The Sisters haven’t seemed to notice that Pit Bulls are supposed to be vicious. In fact, one of the nuns walks with a cane, and gentle Remy seems to have a special interest in taking care of her. Dogs always know, don’t they?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Saturday Survey: White House Statement on Breed Specific Legislation

Somehow during a week dominated by the introduction of Sunny, his family’s new dog, President Obama was able to address the topic of breed specific legislation. What is breed specific legislation or BSL? It is any law that seeks to make it illegal to own a specific dog because of his or her breed. BSL has been used particularly against pit bulls. Advocates of BSL say it keeps people safer by limiting the number of dangerous dogs being kept as family pets. Those against BSL say there are no bad breeds, only bad breeders and owners who teach their dogs to be aggressive and / or dangerous.

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