End Pitbull Ban in Prince George's County

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As of February 3, 1997, Prince George's County made it illegal to own or harbor a non-registered Pit bull. A Pit bull includes; Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, or any dog that has the characteristics of a Pit bull. This ban forces owners who had a Pit bull before November 1, 1996 to register their dog, and keep the registration tag on it at all times. Your Pit bull must be kept secure at all times, if it is outside it has to be harnessed on an unbreakable leash. Otherwise, any bully breed owned after that is strictly prohibited.

Pit bulls deserve the same respect as any other dog breed, statistically, they are more controlled and friendly than Golden Retrievers and Chihuahuas. There are a lot of misconceptions about the bully breed, they DO NOT have locking jaws or a tenacious attitude. A dog's behavior is a reflection of how the owner treats them. When a dog is neglected they become aggressive and hostile; this can happen to any dog breed, not just bully breeds. These irresponsible owners are what the real problem is, there should be more laws that are towards the owners of dogs, so that we are assured that these dogs are in safe homes.

My goal is to lift this ban, the same as any other petitioner regarding this issue. All donations will go towards helping K-9 lifesavers, where we rescued our bully mix (Pictured above) http://www.k-9lifesavers.org/ . 



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