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Petitioning Council Bluffs city council

Please Bring Stitch Back Home

We are creating this petition because our 8-year-old pit bull mix was forced to leave her home simply because she was born a particular breed. Our dog's name is Stitch. She is a gentle and loving dog with a wonderful disposition that many people can attest to as well.

My daughter adopted her from the Nebraska Humane Society 5 years ago believing that she had found her forever home. My daughter and Stich recently moved here to Council Bluffs, unaware that this would put her in any jeopardy. Sadly, on July 20th, the Council Bluffs Humane Society happened upon us, as we were outside doing yard work. We were told that because her features were predominantly pit, we had 7 days to get her out of city limits. We are heartbroken and miss her every day! The hardest part is saying goodbye after each visit. I wonder what she thinks and how she feels?

We decided to begin a paper petition and have had a lot of support so far. In this petition, we are asking the city council members to amend our current ordinance, Chapter 4.20 to equate our sister city, Omaha, Nebraska. This would allow for responsible owners to keep their companions while complying with these standards: Responsible owners would carry the necessary $100,000.00 liability insurance, muzzle their dog when out, and provide secured fencing.

A neighboring city, Carter Lake is in the process of dropping their current pit bull ban, and changing it to include any and all vicious dogs, regardless of their breed. They passed the first of three phases at last night's city council meeting. It is our hope and prayer this will be a positive step for our own quest to bring home our dog, Stitch, as well as help other dogs to return home and to be able to stay. Thank you for your time in reading this. We are truly grateful for your support! Thank you!

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