Over the years, pit bull dogs have been banned or regulated in many Wisconsin communities, including Cudahy, South Milwaukee, Milwaukee and St. Francis. These regulations may include fencing requirements, extra insurance, or walking or collar requirements. These regulations increase surrenders and deter adoptions and result in increased deaths of these dogs in our animal shelters.
While nobody argues that the owners of dangerous dogs should be held accountable for their actions; targeting pit bull dogs is the wrong way to go about it. Every dog deserves to be judged fairly and individually, not profiled by how they look.
Breed discriminatory legislation is a misguided attempt to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries caused by dogs. Breed discriminatory legislation will not only exhaust the limited resources of the already underfunded animal control programs by flooding them with potentially "unadoptable" dogs; it could cost individual communities millions of dollars while providing questionable results fulfilling its purpose of preventing dog related injuries and fatalities.
If you are interested in learning more about Breed Discriminatory Legislation and it's costly effects on your community please make plans to attend this movie. Tickets are available in advance at this link: http://madaccfriends.org/