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Petitioning Lorain County Commissioners and 3 others

Allow Authorized Animal Rescues to Pull Unclaimed Pit bulls

Current Policy states only the owner can pull a dog deemed "pit bull", and if the owner does not show, the dog is put to sleep. They do not allow rescues to pull these dogs when they are unclaimed, UNLESS the rescue signs a waiver stating that they will take the dog out of Lorain County. This is not acceptable, as it is easier to adopt out a dog locally than to try and ship them elsewhere.

 

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Letter to
Lorain County Commissioners
Lorain County Commissioner Ted Kalo
Lorain County Commissioner Lori Kokoski
and 1 other
Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Lorain County Commissioners.

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Allow Rescues to Pull Pitbulls

Current Policy states only the owner can pull a dog deemed "pit bull", and if the owner does not show, the dog is put to sleep. They do not allow rescues to pull these dogs when they are unclaimed, UNLESS the rescue signs a waiver stating that they will take the dog out of Lorain County. This is not acceptable, as it is easier to adopt out a dog locally than to try and ship them elsewhere.

We know the dog wardens are busy and pounds are usually brimming with animals. We understand that the wardens do not always have time to evaluate the dogs that come in for temperament. This is not fair to the innocent canines who are being put to sleep simply because they are thought to be a specific breed. Allow rescue groups the chance to evaluate these dogs and take on the responsibility to place them. No one is saying all dogs are safe. We're just asking you give all dogs an equal chance.
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Sincerely,