My name is Stacey and some of you may recognize me
I do not own a pitbull but I Do own the next "scary" breed in line. Actually, I am owned by; a beautiful female Dobermann of European lineage.
I am posting here because I share the common love and concern for dogs in general that you all do. I've been following the pit bull ban very closely and have even attended a pit bull rally at The Parliment Building in Queens Park in Toronto.
I have anti BSL stuff splattered on my own website and in the window of my car.
Last evening I posted, but had the posts removed in fear of an afterthought. For those of you who saw that, let me now clarify what went down last night.
My aunt in Brampton Ontario called me in a panic telling me that her dog Eddie Pit/Boxer cross got loose and ran up to a woman and her golden retriever 4 days ago and they sniffed for a second and then Eddie jumped the golden. No dog got hurt and my aunt got ahold of eddie quickly after the incident. The woman with the Golden screamed bloody murder because of eddie's breed. So my aunt said Animal Control came to her house and told her that she is to willingly surrender the dog or they will be coming to take him with a date of today. My aunt called me because she knows what I think and know and how I feel and how involved I am (try to be) with fighting this breed ban. So take a guess what I did?
I drove out there last night and got him. almost 4 hours on the road there and back. I am now settled down and getting calls from many of you fine folks from here and I am sooo appreciative of that you have no idea.
However, obviously I don't know what I thought I knew about the ban and where it sits right now at this present time or I would have told my aunt that they do not have a leg to stand on and that she need'nt worry.
It turns out everyone over reacted and the dog is in no danger of being taken away from my aunt, in fact at best they can only order her to muzzle Eddie from now on. I feel silly for reacting the way I did but I wasn't sure what they could really do and I was fearful for Eddie who really did no wrong. He was being a dog. So, here I sit with a adorable pit/boxer cross in my home crated because he and my dog do not see eye to eye.
I spoke to my aunt and informed her what I learned this morning and I will be bringing him back this evening.
My aunt however is still affraid for Eddie because she has recieved threats about him. Her neighbors hate her and she says she cannot keep Eddie. In the same breath her family is razzing her and are upset with her because she is getting frustrated with the way she and her family are being treated in the nieghborhood.
So, I wish to send out my deepest thanks to all that responded so quickly to me and this situation. I have a funny feeling my aunt is fed up and looking for a way out without surrendering him to the Humane Society. Sad, but I think maybe true.
thnk you all again so much it's so nice to know that people really care.
St. Catharines, ON.