Category: Breed Bans
|April 29, 2011||Posted by russmead under Breed Bans||
Update April 25, 2011: A Nevada bill, Assembly Bill (A.B.) 324 would have prohibited any local government from passing an ordinance that would deem a dog "dangerous" or "vicious" based "solely on the breed of the dog". The bill would also have prohibited law enforcement from deciding a dog is dangerous "solely based on breed".
|April 27, 2011||Posted by russmead under Breed Bans||
A six person jury has awarded the family of Cowboy, a dog, $14,000 for Miami Dade County Animal Services’ negligence in euthanizing the animal. In 2005 MDAS impounded Cowboy found wandering loose. Cowboy’s family, Anays Rodiguez-Porras and Ricardo Porras and their 5 small children, were looking for him, however.
|February 7, 2011||Posted by russmead under Breed Bans|
By Lydia Zaidman and Liz Arps
Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is any law that discriminates against owners based on the breed of dog they choose to own. While pit bulls are most often the targets of these laws today, across the country over 20 different breeds have been banned.
|January 17, 2011||Posted by russmead under Breed Bans||
In 2010 in an appeal from a hearing officer’s decision, the Circuit Court for the 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, ruled that the subjective identification of a dog as a "pit bull" by an animal control officer violated the dog’s owner’s right to due process.