Tell DeKalb County, GA that Pit Bulls are household pets!
DeKalb County, Georgia's animal control can't adopt Pit Bulls out to their residents because of a a Zoning Ordinance that states:
Household pet means a domestic animal that is customarily kept for personal use and enjoyment including domestic dogs, domestic cats, canaries, parrots, parakeets, domestic tropical birds, hamsters and guinea pigs. Household pet does not include livestock, poultry, pot bellied pigs, pit bulls, and snakes. (section 27-31 )
Over 1,000 Pit Bulls are being killed each year in DeKalb's animal control shelter because of this ordinance. They are good dogs who deserve a chance. The shelter's staff are good people who want to see this law abolished, too. Sign this petition and together we can save the Pit Bulls!
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We the undersigned believe that your current Zoning Ordinance that states that Pit Bulls aren't household pets (section 27-31) should be changed.
The American Pit Bull Terrier, as well as the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Bull Staffordshire Terrier (all commonly referred to as "Pit Bulls") are amazing dogs. They are intelligent, eager to please and friendly, and they are commonly used as therapy dogs. As any responsible Pit Bull owner can tell you, they are funny dogs who love to make you laugh and snuggle on the couch with you.
They've gotten a bad reputation in recent years, and although there are some aggressive dogs, a lot of Pit Bulls that are euthanized are sweet and friendly. Because of this ordinance thousands of adoptable Pit Bulls are being killed in DeKalb County's animal control shelter. It's unfair to target an entire breed. Please change this ordinance so that Pit Bulls are once again considered household pets.