Meghan Turner, one of the founders of Love-A-Bull, and May, her canine family member, lead a peaceful march on Saturday, February 4th. Click here to watch a four minute video of the event. May is a Canine Good Citizen thanks to Meghan a responsible pet guardian.
The following is posted on American Kennel Club's website, 'State legislatures began recognizing the CGC program as a means of advocating responsible dog ownership and 34 states now have Canine Good Citizen resolutions'. After a canine guardian signs the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge they (dog and guardian) can begin taking the 10 tests. Click here to review the program details.
Meghan, May, and numerous supporters peacefully marched from Austin City Hall to Republic Square Park where participants heard, "breed specific ordinance, however, raise constitutional questions concerning dog owner's 14th Amendment Rights due to process and equal protection". Housing breed discrimination targets pit bull type dogs, Rottweilers, Doberman Pitchers, Great Danes, Mastiffs, Chows, German Shepherds, and many more.
Several of the dog breeds mentioned are well mannered, certified as Canine Good Citizens, and are therapy dogs. Last year, Love-A-Bull created a therapy program called 'Pit Crew'. Click here to watch a video of their first graduating class. Kenya is a Great Dane therapy dog for PAWS of Austin. Communities should welcome these dogs due to their achievements.
There is no reason to discriminate a responsible pet guardian or have their dog killed due to fear. Many of us consider our canines as family members. Educating and advocating is Love-A-Bull's mission. Click here to obtain resources regarding housing options in Austin.