Dog nearly killed for having too large of a head!

Here is a perfect example of the absolute bull**** going on here in Ontario! In Kitchener, Ontario this week, Shon Carroll, a humane society officer was “told” to investigate the background (lineage?) of a dog that was brought in stray. ** Kitchener has had a breed specific ban in place since Febuary 1997, put in …

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High Five to Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thank Dogness there is still some good old common sense left in the world! California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed Assembly Bill 241 which would have prohibited any person or entity from having 50 or more intact dogs or cats. He returned the bill with the following veto message: To the Members of the California …

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Denver mis-identification process update

Denver newspapers are a-buzz with questions about whether thousands of family pets have been slaughtered simply because of the mis-identification process. Well, duh? Check out this quote from The Denver Daily News. This snippet is Doug Kelley (director of animal control in Denver) defending the “system”. System defended Doug Kelley, director of animal control, defended …

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How does Denver identify a dog as a “pitbull”?

Have you wondered how Denver identifies a dog as a “pitbull”? I always find it a curious process how it is that one identifies something that is a slang term or label as opposed to a concrete provable subject. As I have said over and over, the term “pitbull” is a slang term for a …

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Denver’s breed identification was challenged

In a case against the city of Denver where 3 “breed ID experts” identified a dog (Dexter) as a “pitbull”; Dexter's owner challenged this identification and won! My face is blue from mentioning this important tidbit of knowledge.. “Pitbull” is a slang term for a shape or look of dog. It IS NOT a breed! …

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Time to wake up to the horrors of BSL

It is due time to “out” the visual and background story behind breed bans. Please let this burn into your mind. Please share this with as many people as you possibly can. The content is difficult, but what those of us who live with breed bans have witnessed and live with every hour of every …

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