Did anyone else read this article in the Enquirer yesterday? This is ENRAGING. Breed-specific legislation (BSL) is not only unfair, numerous studies have shown that it does not work, as it is not properly enforced, as this story shows. You can find more information on BSL at these links:
Also if you do a Google search there are many, many sites with TONS of information on BSL.
BSL allows for dogs that are considered "dangerous" simply by their looks to be seized and killed. This is penalizing the dog for how he/she looks - it is not based on temperment, past behavior, etc. It is WRONG. Imagine your dog or beloved pet being taken from you simply for the way she looks - not because she's aggressive, dangerous, or has bitten people, but simply because she looks like a banned breed. This is utterly ridiculous!
In Rock's case, his fate was decided by a cell phone picture - because a boss at the SPCA thought he looked like a banned breed. Meanwhile, the woman had a certificate from her vet that stated that Rock was not a banned breed - and Rock had never exhibited any behavior that was aggressive or untoward.
EVEN WORSE - the SPCA didn't even contact this woman when her DOG DIED! Talk about inhumane treatment.
I'll be writing to the judge who will hear this case on March 17th as well as the SPCA. I've listed their contact info below if you'd like to make your voice heard as well.
My heart breaks for this woman, who was not even allowed to visit her pup after he was seized...I am shaking I am so p*ssed.
3949 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Judge Steven E. Martin
Court of Common Pleas
1000 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202