Stop the City wide ordinance against Pit Bulls.
  • Petitioned City of Hagerstown, MD

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City of Hagerstown, MD

Stop the City wide ordinance against Pit Bulls.

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      Virginia Beach, VA

This ordinance will require all Pit Bull owners to submit proof that their dog is friendly and isn't a potential threat to anyone. All dogs must be muzzled and leashed, and kept indoors. If dogs are outside, they must have a specific pen that meets height requirements and is always locked. The Chief of Poice, of Hagerstown, Arthur Smith, is ensuring that this ordinance is passed. He is also pushing for all dogs with Pit in them to not be allowed in the city.
This also refers to the following dogs,
(1) Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed of dogs;
(2) American Pit Bull Terrier breed of dogs;
(3) American Bulldog;
(4) Bull Terrier; and
(5) All dogs which have the appearance of being predominantly of the breed of dogs known as Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog or Bull Terrier. Predominantly shall mean that the dog exhibits the physical characteristics of a Pit Bull Terrier more than any other breed.

The way a dog acts is based on how it was raised! I am not ignorant enough to believe that the breed is at blame, and the owner isn't.
Any dog is corrupted if it's owner is! Please, help me end this sterotyping!

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    • Sara Williams CHERRY VALLEY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      There are no bad dog breeds - only bad owners!

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    • Catherine Gorman JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      I have a pit bull mix who is named Angel because he indeed is our family's angel. He loves kids and dogs of all sizes. BSL should punish the irresponsible owners, not the breed.

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    • carol hepworth GOODWOOD, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I own a pit bull cross and he is the most beautiful boy,It is the way people treat them not the dogs fault and I think it is wrong to single them out,I think chiwawa's should be banned,nasty little things they are,they are viscious,ban them.I love pitbulls

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    • Stevi Castillo LUBBOCK, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I had a pure bred pit bull and a german shepard- pit mix but because many people would not allow them to live in the homes here in Lubbock i had to give them up to my in-laws in Houston. It broke may heart because i knew they were sweet dogs. I had them both since they fit in to one of my hands. I dont feel like i should have had to give them up.

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    • colette harrison BOLTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      we have a staffie in our family all dogs should not be tarred with the same brush x

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