The Dogs Have Their Day -- In Court
Dogs Don’t Lie About Love. Or Licenses.
On September 24, 2013, a private individual and the Maryland Dog Federation sued Prince George’s County’s Animal Management Division (PGCAMD) for failure to uphold the rights of people with disabilities and the unlawful enforcement of the dog breed ban.
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September 24, 2013 -- GREENBELT, MARYLAND
A Maryland Circuit Court judge has ruled that Prince George’s County is in violation of state law, ordering the immediate return of a mobility assistance service dog to her Beltsville owner who needs her dog to get around safely.
Additionally, a preliminary injunction to completely stop the enforcement of the county’s “pit bull ban” is scheduled for October 3rd. If signed, it would require the county to immediately stop seizing dogs from their families simply
for what they look like. A trial to stop enforcement permanently would follow which would eliminate the breed specific dog law throughout the county.
July 1, 2013 - GREENBELT, MARYLAND
Read the details here.
For 15 years the county breed ban has forced the seizure and killing of thousand of good dogs. Our calls for repeal have, so far, fallen on deaf ears. A lot of new information has come to light over the last decade or so, and legal action sounds like a great option if legislative efforts fail! We have an attorney ready to take the case. It takes money to do it, but with a your help, we can STOP this ban! We can improve public safety, we can STOP good Family Dogs from being ripped from their homes and their people; and we can STOP cruelty and abuse. When you send a financial contribution to the Prince George's Family Dogs Defense Fund, you can save these dogs. Please help today.
The Maryland Dog Federation took a moment on Facebook to recognize and thank each and every member of the Prince George’s County delegation by name for doing the right thing and supporting county dog lovers. It went viral, and in just a few short hours, well over TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE, most of them Marylanders electronically APPLAUDED them!
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Has your dog been seized and taken away by the county? Did you give your dog away in order to save it? Did you decide not to move here because of the breed ban? If you have you been affected by the Prince George's County Pit Bull Ban, we want to hear from YOU! We STILL want to hear about your experiences. Take the survey here.
Infographic: All Dogs are Individuals
Harford Shelter keeps their records a secret so far
7/18/2013 -- After receiving a Public Information Request that Harford county help citizens find out where their hard earned tax dollars go, county attorney Robert McCord has informed the federation the shelter has prohibited him from releasing any animal intake and disposition numbers Humane Society of Harford County.
"...I will note that I have been advised by the attorney for the Humane Society that they have objected to the disclosure of any records..." Robert McCord, Harford County Attorney