Pit Bull Ban In Montreal

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Let's keep this short today because there's work to be done and I'd rather you all go and sign a petition to reverse the pit bull ban in Montreal rather than read a blog post.

In case you haven't heard, on Tuesday of this week Montreal passed a ban on all pit bulls. So any dog with a "blocky head" or "with pit like features" that is currently in a shelter located in Montreal will be euthanized on October 3rd. Apparently the law is so vague as to what is considered a pit it's laughable.

Except it's not laughable, because so many dogs lives are stake because of it.

Anyone who owns a dog "that looks like a pit bull" in Montreal will have to register it and pay $150, or risk it getting taken away at any moment.

I don't know if signing petitions will help, but I know that doing nothing at all for sure won't help. So I suggest starting here and here.

If you want to donate to the rescue groups who are working like crazy to move pit bulls out of shelters before their death date on October 3rd, go to this site.

Also this post has a lot of good information (and adorable photos of dogs.) If you have any other ideas or know of good reputable rescue groups who need funds, let me know.


And yes, I'm aware there's a lot of other issues going on in the world today. Trust me, I worry about all of them as well. Humans are complex individuals and we're capable of several thoughts (and worries.)  This one just happens to be on mind today as Harlow lays on my lap.

Since I've been a little vocal about this the past 48 hours several people have told me that unfortunately this is pretty common and in some cities pit bulls are immediately euthanized upon getting dropped off at a shelter. I was aware of this to some extent, but bringing up shitty situations that already exist doesn't help this one any so... so I guess that's my opinion on that.

So now you know, take a few seconds to sign the petition and maybe just maybe the power of the people could win this one and save thousands of innocent dogs who have now idea what might happen to them in just one week and have no voice to speak up about it.

It's just not right.

15 comments:

  1. You are my favorite blogger most days, and today is no exception. THANK YOU for doing something. Too many people say "oh that sucks, I wish I could help" and then do nothing. You are a woman of action and I sincerely mean it when I say, you ROCK. Thanks for all you do for the voiceless!!

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  2. Signed! Just discovered your blog and I love it! Thank you for doing this! I am a pittie owner myself and cannot even imagine this happening. Hugging my pup a little tighter.

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  3. Ah, I knew you wouldn't disappoint! Thank you for sharing the petition; I just signed it.

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  4. Sometimes I really really dislike people, like a lot. I hate the bad rap pit bulls get and all those poor innocent dogs getting euthanized makes me want to cry. Signing the petition now.

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  5. Our pit foster didn't even last two weeks with us before we decided to adopt him. He's covered in scars from his previous life but the sweetest, most affectionate little boy. I signed the petition last night, several of my sorority sisters are also pit owners and shared it on Facebook. It's so, so heartbreaking. We need to stand up for these voiceless Angels.

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  6. As a dog owner (and previous pitbull owner) this really breaks my heart. Pit bulls are such a misunderstood breed. Thank you for spreading awareness, signing the petition asap!!

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  7. We've been so upset over this! My mom and stepdad's pit bull is the SWEETEST dog. It's utter bullshit. People suck. Let's save the dogs.

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  8. As a pittie Momma of 2....this sickens me! We've come so far with many states repealing BSL and now this shit. I just have no words. Of course, I'm signing the petitions!! And going to hug my precious pitties even tighter!

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  9. I am seriously wanting to drive up there and adopt all of the pits and bring them home. It is such bullshit that they have such a bad rep. Definitely signing the petition!

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  10. That's crazy! It's not fair that pit bulls get such a bad rep. I'm off to sign this petition STAT!

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  11. This hurts my heart. Every pitty I've ever met is a sweetie pie. Not fair that they are misunderstood. (Like my Rottweiler. Who will kill you ... with licks.)

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  12. Working at a shelter, all I do is work with "blocky head" dogs and most of them aren't even pits even if they are labeled that way. This ban makes me so sick to my stomach. Racism is racism regardless what species you are.

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