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Old 12-31-2011, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Interesting case about a 32 year Chicago Police vet takes his pitbull service dog to a town with a ban on pits. Seems so unreasonable to me and i'm not a pitty fan.

Service Dog Banned from Iowa Town | Petside
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Hope the city loses the case.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:58 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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I had read this the other day.
Pit Bull, Disabled Man to be Reunited | NBC Chicago
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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flkingfan, thanks so much for this followup article. I got so incense that the city officials were able to break the law by disallowing a service dog based on breed.
and this from a state with an incredible reputation for puppy mills.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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No problem. I didn't hear about the original story you posted but I remember seeing the follow up story someone posted on fb.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Maine at last
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I have 2 pits and they are much nicer than a lot of people I know. I'd be more afraid of some people biting me more than I would these dogs.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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there was a thread in the politic folder about this that was closed after several pages. while I have no problem with pitt bulls and know it is more about their training then their breed. I do have a problem with the possibility that the service dog in the op is registered with a a "service' registry that is a sham. it is one of many fake registries. pay 60 bucks, check a few boxes saying your dog is trained and you have a disability and you get a certificate. the courts will have to get to the bottom of it this is really a service animal or not. I think it is pretty low for people to use fake registries so they can get around the rules and take their pet dog where they want.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Sad part is Papers to Prove your dog IS a SD Not needed! I had a Lab ... Sheltie & now a Corgi All home trained to assit me Not 1 had Papers to "prove" they are SD! Most times Mall Cops just watch their behavour & can tell. I have only been asked 1 time! So Buying Papers is a SCAM in its self!
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: In the middle...
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SD's can be ANY breed and as long as you can prove they have been certified, the ADA will back you 100%. They need to wear their service vest when in public working and places with BSL have to put their laws aside for service dogs, as they are the exception and not a "pet" per se.

We've have had a couple of issues in Denver and Aurora (both cities have BSL) and both cities LOST. Service animals are just that, here to serve and their breed cannot be used against them!

I love seeing Pit Bulls with service jobs because it shows these animals in a new light the media would NEVER show them under unless it involved something negitive (about the breed.)

As we all know, they have been demonized by media because of what we as the human race has done to these dogs and unless you spend time with them, you will not know the truth about this breed.

You cannot blame a dog for being a dog...but I love that ALL dogs want to please and serve. Not every dog is a service dog but every breed can be trained for service!
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Beautiful TN!
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I kept up on this one until he went into court on Wednesday and won the rights to have his dog back. It is a sad society when we take a pet away from a good family, no matter what type of dog it is. This dog had no history of violence and was actually an asset for the family and his disabled owner. It is true that you should ban the deed and not the breed.
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