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Posts Tagged "pit bull type dogs"

When it comes to pit-bull-terrier-like dogs, the public leads

Public perception shifting on how we view dogs who look like pit bull terriers.

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Remembering Handsome Dan

Vicktory dog crosses the Rainbow Bridge and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Fourth of July feel-good story with a lesson

This Independence Day holiday offered another reason to celebrate, when pit-bull-type dog reunited with his family, but also presented an opportunity to learn.

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Delta chooses discrimination over public safety and science

Airline plans to stop allowing individuals with disabilities to travel with “pit bull type dogs.”

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Good news for dogs in Lakewood, Ohio, and the people who love them

City repeals decade-long breed-discriminatory law and replaces it with a safety-focused dangerous dog ordinance that treats all dogs as individuals.

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Michael Vick and the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame

There are far more important things to do to help animals than continue following Michael Vick.

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Removing breed labels from adoptable pets

All dogs are individuals, so Best Friends and other shelters are working to see if removing speculative breed identifications help or hurt the adoption process.

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Nine years in: How the Vicktory dogs helped change the future for millions of dogs

After the Vicktory dogs were given a second chance, people and policymakers from around the world began to see pit-bull-terrier-like dogs in a new light.

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Diggy dodges breed ban, but unjust law still needs to be overturned

Diggy the dog, suspected of being a pit bull terrier in a town with breed-discriminatory legislation, wins his case. But what about other dogs in Michigan?

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Viral adoption story highlights absurdity of breed discrimination

Best Friends working with Make Michigan Next coalition on legislation to insure that all dogs in the state are evaluated as individuals, not categories.

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