Excerpts from City of Brampton website, Open Letter to Residents:
Rambo and Brittany, the two dogs currently at the Animal Shelter were both born after November 2005 and are therefore, considered illegal pit bulls under the provincial law. As a result, both dogs were taken into care by the City on January 13th. Once in the care and custody of our Animal Services, the legislation is very clear about what can cannot be done with the dogs. Both the owners and the City are now faced with limited options about how to proceed. At the heart of this issue is whether the dogs are pit bulls.
At the heart of the issue is why these two families and their dogs were targeted by Brampton Animal Control in the first place. There is more than reasonable doubt as to the breed of the dogs. The dogs are innocent of any complaints against them. At the heart of the issue is why BAC feel they have to try to ruin the lives of two families.
The legislation allows the BAC to say, "Hey, we effed up. You've got paperwork from your vet saying these dogs aren't Pit Bulls so maybe these dogs are Pit Bulls. Here you go. You can have them back." But that would require losing face. Sure wouldn't want to lose face. Might be bad for the career track.
We stand behind our Animal Services staff - they provide an important and compassionate service in our city. Our team takes enormous pride in how we approach and interact with every family and their pet. This case has been no exception.
As Brampton Animal Services continues to imprison innocent dogs, refusing them family visits, refusing them third party vet checks, with the constant threat of banishment or death over their heads, does anyone believe this? Anyone at all?
Apparently not many. Check out the poll here by scrolling down to near bottom left side (may not be there long) and the comments here at bottom of page.
Also, Dog owners, city likely off to court.