Pit Bull Breed Ban Defense
How to Fight Against Breed-Specific Legislation in Your Community
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Believe it or not, there are certain dog breeds that are actually banned in some cities across the country. In Denver (recently changed to permit-based ownership), Aurora, Commerce City, Lone Tree, Louisville, and Town of Selma all ban pit bulls. Broomfield, Lone Tree, and Town of Selma ban all wolf-dog hybrids.
If you have charged with violating a restricted breed ordinance, (i.e., owning a pit bull-type dog or wolf-dog hybrid), it is important that you know how to properly achieve breed ban defense. Otherwise, you may be at risk of having to give up your animal or having to move just to keep it.
Talk to an animal lawyer.
There are animal lawyers who focus a lot of their efforts on helping the owners of pets that can be the victim of unfair bans. For example, if you have a pit bull, the animal lawyer can help you build a pit bull defense plan that can help you fight to keep your dog.
If you adopt a dog that may have characteristics of a banned breed, talk to the adoption agency about what they write as the breed on the adoption/purchase paperwork. Having a written instrument stating that you purchased a dog from an experienced institution that classified the dog as something other than the banned breed can help save your pet's life.
In certain circumstances, DNA testing is appropriate. However, it is not always the best option. Make sure you talk to your animal lawyer about whether or not DNA testing is in your best interest.