Petition to Huron County Commissioners, Residents of Norwalk, Ohio, Huron County, Ohioans Against Breed Discrimination, Nitro Foundation, Pooch Patrol, Pooch Patrol Lorain Ohio, State of Ohio, Gordon Shell, FOX News, City of Norwalk, City of Norwalk Ohio, Norwalk Reflector, Huron Municipal Court, Huron Ohio Municipal Court, Norwalk Ohio Municipal Court, Channel 19 News, Channel 3 News, Sandusky Register Newspaper, Norwalk Reflector Newspaper, Channel 8 News, Dick Goddard
FAMILY FORCED BY COURT TO REHOME DOG OUTSIDE COUNTY FOR PROTECTING 4 YEAR OLD CHILD!!
Breed discrimination is no longer in the ordinances in Huron County, Ohio. However, it is still happening. Bella, a 4 yr old Pit mix, was ordered to be removed from her home in the city of Norwalk, and the county of Huron, permanently. Her owner was given fines, 30 days in jail, and 5 yrs of probation, all due to Bella protecting her 4 yr old, human family member. The 4 yr old was outside playing in their fenced in yard when a neighbor dog lunged aggressively, forcing itself under the fence, in attempt to attack the 4 yr old. Bella was not near the child when it first happened. However, upon hearing the growling and barking of the attacking dog, Bella was provoked to run to the child's defense, understandably, and fight off the attacker, like any good dog, or human would do to protect a defenseless child. Bella's owner was told in court, that she needed to participate in an investigation about the incident and that she did not need to have an Attorney present. Afterwards, she was given maximum penalties, and the instigating dog and family were given nothing. Bella's owner, has owned their home for 13 rs and is now trying to move so that they can be re-united with their family pet. Bella has no history of aggression, and has been exposed to and lived with several other family dogs, cats, foster dogs and children. It is obvious that Bella and her owner were treated unfairly due to Bella's breed. We believe that this case should be reopened and tried with a new judge and for Bella's owner to have the chance to have an Attorney present. We also feel that this issue needs to be addressed to prevent this from happening again to future residents and bully breeds residing in Huron County. This will be very costly to reopen the case, but animal advocates across the United States are willing to donate funds to help to create a change in Huron County's unfair treatment of bully breeds and to see Justice for Bella!! PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION IF YOU AGREE THAT BELLA AND HER OWNER WERE TREATED UNFAIRLY, THE CASE SHOULD BE REOPENED AND TRIED WITH A DIFFERENT JUDGE, AND HURON COUNTY, OHIO, SHOULD STOP DISCRIMINATING AGAINST BULLY BREEDS, THEIR OWNERS, AND FAMILIES!!
Petition to Honorable Katherine Hammack, J Randall Robinson
Lift pit bull ban on military posts!
I love working in the Army. I was active duty for 6 years before I was medically discharged. In fact, I enjoyed my work so much I decided to stay and work as a civilian engineer at a military facility in Maryland. My husband and I are looking for temporary housing on the base, but given the Army-wide breed discrimination policy against “bully breeds,” I am being told my beloved dogs cannot come with us. I have a pitbull mix, Adrianna, and a pitbull, Diesel. They are the sweetest dogs and neither has ever been aggressive. It seems unfair that merely due to their “bully breed,” they’re prohibited from living with me. Military families elect to give up so much, we should at least be allowed to keep our pets. Previously, I lived off-base, which allowed me the flexibility to adopt Adrianna and Diesel. Both came into my life as puppies and have become a big part of my family. I fear I will have to give them up. Please join me in asking the Army Office of Installations, Energy and the Environment to eliminate breed discrimination on military bases.
Petition to Colorado State House
Lift the aurora/denver pitbull ban 2016
Hello as most of you know, Denver and aurora has a ban on allowing pitbulls into city limits. The ban has been around since 1987. The facts are that these dogs are a reflection of their owners, they are not born aggressive. For the last 3 decades, we have been allowing the city to kill thousands of these dogs and have forced many of families to move away because of this ban. People are getting fined just because they own a pitbull. It is time to get this ban lifted. We failed really hard in 2014 and in 2015 we got closer, now that 2016 is here, we can stand and get the word out to everyone moving to denver/aurora from other states. Please lets make a change. We also have to remember this is step one of two. This is to get it on the ballot but we need people in the aurora and denver areas to VOTE at the end of the year. Step 2 is the most important part. I know we can do it. We have to get people in our cities more aware. Punish the deed not the breed.
Petition to Jennifer Hawkins, OC Board of Supervisors
Stop the Killing of Karma the Dog(safe)/ Change leadership at Orange County Animal Services!
With the dog's life saved, we are now looking to change leadership at Orange County Animal Services. As Karma is now safe in a sanctuary! Karma, a young, healthy, sweet Husky mix was taken from her loving family by Orange County Animal Care on May 25th, after adults in the family were alleged to have been engaged in a dispute. A judge then ordered Karma to be executed because they determined she is part wolf. Now, animal advocates worldwide are trying to convince authorities to spare her life. Please sign this petition urging the OC Board of Supervisors and OC Animal Care Chief Veterinarian Jennifer Hawkins not to kill Karma. Her family loves her and would gladly have her back. But if Orange County is unwilling to free her because of concerns that she is a wolf hybrid, let her live out her days at an appropriate sanctuary equipped to care for such dogs. For four months now, Karma has been in isolation with no access to run, take a walk, stretch her legs, or breathe fresh air. She’s allowed no visits from her owners. Karma is a wonderful and friendly dog. She is friendly and has never shown any indication that there is reason to question her loyalty to humans. Karma is also a licensed service dog, having helped her owner with the effects of PTSD. Only first generation wolf hybrids are illegal in the state of California, and counties are allowed to determine their own policies regarding second or third generation hybrids, of which Karma is one. When Karma was taken by Animal Care, officials looked into her history and found an extremely low wolf content on her DNA test. Karma is anything but wild, far from vicious, and she should not be condemned to this terrible fate when her breed is perfectly legal in the state. Five dog rescue groups have stepped forward and said they are willing to take Karma. Why would Orange County stand in their way? Please help us convince the OC Board of Supervisors and OC Animal Care Chief Veterinarian Jennifer Hawkins not to kill Karma. Urge them to release her to a suitable facility.
Petition to Facebook, Denver Butler, U.S. House of Representatives
Legalize Pits/ Bully Breeds Nationwide and Worldwide, Ban the Trainer, not the Trainee
People seem to not get the idea that PEOPLE are the problem in this world. HUMANS are the problem. Our own species cause the damage. With your help and support, we can make a difference in this world. We can save our beloved pitbulls. They are an amazing dog breed, just like the others. I have an 8 year old brindle, and he means the world to me. God forbid anyone hurts him (and if they do... well, I think you see my point). Besides just signing this petition, you can help by reporting graphic photos of attacks on pitbull hating pages, blogs, groups etc., that are all around social media, Facebook being the biggest one. You can post a cute photo of your pit, informing them on how good (and absolutely adorable��)of a breed they are. Another thing you can do: point out the real facts about these dogs. Educate the biased idiots out there! I mean, they're a normal dog breed who deserve the same respect, am I right? Who's really the problem? (not the pits, I'll tell you that) And if you want to, tell them this; if you have never owned a pitbull, you have no say, but if you did, and someone got hurt, it's truly your fault, cuz you raised it the wrong way. Like my Facebook page, No Hate For Pits. I love my dog, you love yours. What do you say? Let's save the pitties!!!
Petition to Kahoka Missouri City Council & Missouri State Representative
City of Kanoka: Eliminate your breed “ban” and let Tator come home
An anonymous complaint was all it took for my friend Tim and his kids to lose their American Bully, Tator. City officials claimed the breed isn’t allowed in the city limits, ordering Tim to to take Tator outside the city. Tator has never shown any signs of aggression. He’s never bitten a person or another animal. He’s never attempted to bite a person or another animal. Tim attended a city council meeting to plead Tator’s case, letting them know that Tator is leashed at all times when he is outside of the family home. But none of these details matter when breed discrimination is at play. Tim had no choice but to foster Tator with his dad. Thankfully, there is legislation currently pending in the Missouri State Legislature to address breed bans. HB 1811, if it passes and is signed into law, will overturn all municipal breed-specific bans across the state. But Tator and his loving family cannot wait for the State legislature to take action. Tator deserves to return to the people who love him right away. Tim is going through a tough divorce. And the kids rely on Tator’s presence and kisses to help them through this challenging time for their family. Please sign this petition to have the city of Kanoka to end their unfair ban of American Bullies like Tator.
Petition to Illinois State House, Illinois Governor, illinois Belleville Govener Mark Eckert
Future ban on pit bulls of all types
I am petetioning on a future ban of all pit bull breeds in the Belleville Illinois area and surrounding areas. These animals are not just animals they are kind,sweet,loving,loyal,great companionship,fun beautiful spirits. What should be banned is owners who have even just once been either charged or received any kind of disaplend for animal cruelty. I own a rotwieler pit bull mix and he is my best friend even over humans. I know I am not the only one who feels the same about them, but it's time to speak for the ones who can't be heard just because we don't want to understand. Banning pit bulls or even any animal is just like racism you cannot just ban one specific breed because it had bad owners and was beat and turned into a scared fearful vicious dog. So I speak out to all the dog lovers not just pit bulls but to anyone who can relate to this and understand it isn't right for them to be blamed for human error. Please give your support for these beautiful animals and let the state and Belleville Illinois that they can't do this and will not do this. I stand by my dog witch his name is Fizz and if they dare to take him away someday they will have to go threw me first cause I won't go without a fight for what's right. Thank you and please help.