Press Release: It's time to stop the war on Maryland's Favorite Family Dogs
Prince George's County Breed Ban Fact Sheet
Study examines inability to accurately identify breeds
Press Release: American Bar Association OPPOSES BREED BANS!
"Pit Bulls" are 4th most popular dog in Maryland!
Prince George's taxpayers encourage council to eliminate redundancy, increase cost efficiency in Animal Control laws
Watch Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III advocate for repeal of the county's breed ban (2010, as candidate)
Findings of the Prince George's County Vicious Animal Task Force
AVMA's statement about the Dog Bite Related Fatalities Study published in 7/2000 JAVMA
Police and Dog Encounters
Dog Bite information and statistics, a blog
Press Release: Nevada, Connecticut pass state laws to ban dog breed bans
Maryland Attorney General letter re Mathews v Amberwood (1/22/2013)
Letter to Harbour Club Condominium Association
AVMA: A Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention, 2001
Word cloud, 1997-2012
Maddy's Fund Study: Even experts can't accurately identify mixed breeds' heritage
2006 Announcement: Policy change, Prince George's County BSL
GOCCP PIA request, 1999
Press Release: 9/24/13: MDF Sues Prince George's County to End Breed Ban
The truth behind the "Bini" Annals of Surgery "study" -- the data is flawed
Maryland Department of Legislative Services Report: Dog Bites In Maryland And Other States: Data, Insurance Coverage, and Liability
JAVMA, December 15, 2013, study of DBRF, factors
Maryland Attorney General Letter, January 2013
Prince George's Animal Control Code, current
Federation testimony in favor of HB422
Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law & Public Policy
Fairfax county saves banned dogs
Budget shortfall causes loss of firefighters/EMTs
9/4/15 Baltimore Sun/Howard County Times Article
August 27 PG Sentinel Article - part 3
August 20 PG Sentinel Article - part 2
August 13 PG Sentinel Article - part 1
Americans with Disabilities Act w/r/t breed discrimination
Open letter to PG Council (blog post).
Sign - Show Us Your Family
Thinking of saying this? How about this?
Who's Who - County Council / Grassroots Lobbying Quicksheet
Factoid sheet 2015 page 1 page 2
Animal Farm Foundation materials
General pet resources
Prince George's government contacts
8/24 Town Hall handout side 1 side 2
PG Breed Ban Court Documents
Service Dog Affidavit
Sheltering in Maryland
More coming soon
Frequently Asked Questions
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1. What can I expect the first time I testify before the House Judiciary Committee?
If arriving by car, you can park at the Navy Stadium parking lot ($5), or the Gott Ct. Garage. There is a shuttle that stops in the parking lot and goes right to the House building ($1). Other bills are on the docket with yours, so expect to spend the afternoon there. If you are verbally testifying before the committee, you will need to sign in for the bill(s) on which you're testifying; the sign in sheet is collected 15 minutes before the start of the session (12:45 for a 1:00pm session). Bring 35 copies of your written testimony and bring it to one of the clerks that are usually preparing the committee materials prior to the start of the session.
2. How can I express my concerns or support for a bill?
By email, snail mail, fax, testifying in person and submitting written testimony. Contact sponsors, committee members, and your own representatives, usually in that order...To the extent possible, MDF will provide links to bills, sponsors and committee members on the federation website.
3. Where do I go to testify before the House Judiciary Committee?
House Office Building, Room 101
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3488, (301) 858-3488; 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3488 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3850, (301) 858-3850
The Navy Stadium shuttle lets you off at the T intersection at the top of this street and the building will be on your right as you walk to the building. Once in the building, security search includes x-ray and magnetometer. After you pass through security, the Judiciary Committee Hearing Room is the first chamber on your left.