September 13, 2007

Ontario: There's no place like this!

I'm one of the lucky ones (I guess).

I've already decided that my dogs could be identified as "pit bulls" by Animal Control officers in Ontario, I've been on television, on radio, in the newspapers, and out at public events with them.

I've licensed them with my city as "pit bull terriers" (their words, not mine). In hindsight, I may have been better off licensing them as mutts, but I wasn't thinking about a BAN ON MY DOGS when I licensed them!

I'm less likely than some to be able to argue what my dogs are or aren't, simply because I've fought so hard and so publicly for them.

Unlike the poor lady in this story at Wag the Dog.

Make sure you read the whole story there to understand just how scary this is.

She has a one-and-a-half-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix and a four-month-old hound mix, but according to Animal Control, she has PIT BULLS!!!

She now has to hire a lawyer and go to court to fight provincial charges against her (with the potential of up to $10,000 in fines and up to six months in jail) and to fight SPCA requests for destruction of her dogs!

Her dogs are not at her house right now, just to make sure that they don't get confiscated and killed by the SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS!

The dogs have never threatened anyone, have never bitten anyone, and have been loved and played with by all of the apartment complex children.

This, my friends, is what the McGuinty Ontario Liberals have done to your average dog owner.

Vote for someone else on October 10.

Don't let these guys kill more dogs and destroy more dog owners' lives.


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