Return Heroic Pit Bulls to Family Despite Breed Ban

April Newell

Target: Derrick Leon Davis, Prince George County Council Chairman

Goal: End breed ban so that a displaced family can keep their dogs.

A devastating fire has left two pit bulls without a home, and now they may be left without a family. The fire destroyed the house but left the family with only minor injuries. Now, April Newell is fighting to keep her pit bulls despite the breed ban imposed on her new county. Demand that the Prince George County Council reexamine the breed ban and allow this family to stay together.

Newell was unconscious when firefighters found her on the ground, while Precious, her pit bull, stood guard over her. Sadly, Precious had to be removed from Newell’s care after the fire due to the highly disputed breed-specific legislation in Prince George County. Newell, having nowhere else to go, was forced to hand Precious and her puppy, Molly, over to the local animal shelter. Shortly after this, Newell’s friend agreed to take care of the dogs until permanent placement could be found.

Breed-specific legislation needs to be stopped. The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The Humane Society of the United States, and every other animal organization in the country opposes breed-specific legislation for a reason. Any dog can be a good dog if trained well. Demand that the Prince George County Council reconsider breed-specific legislation and allow Newell to bring her dogs home.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Davis,

Two heroic dogs are homeless thanks to the outdated breed-specific legislation in Prince George County. Following a tragic house fire, April Newell was forced to give Precious and Molly to a shelter because they are pit bulls. We demand that The Prince George County Council reexamine this outdated legislation and allow these dogs to go home to their family.

Precious never left Newell’s side, even in the fire. Firefighters had to aim a fire extinguisher at her so that she would leave her side. Newell did recover from her injuries and moved, temporarily, to Prince George County. Unfortunately, breed-specific legislation prevented her from taking Precious and her puppy, Molly, home. The dogs were placed in a shelter until a generous friend offered to keep them outside of the county.

It is time to take a stand against breed-specific legislation. We demand that the Prince George County Council reexamine this outdated legislation and allow Precious and Molly to go home to their family.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Please return the dogs to their owner. They didn’t do anything to deserve being removed from their home. Breed specific bans are unfair to the dogs that are kind and gentle. How would you like to be banned for something you didn’t do.

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