Please read if you care about the wellbeing of any dog - regardless of breed
I feel somewhat guilty asking you all to help spread my opinion on an issue, but it’s an issue I will fight for with everything that I have.
Lately, the city I live in (Montreal) is considering a legislation against pit bulls. A neighbouring city is already in the process of banning them as well as “other aggressive dog breeds” (actual words from one of our most popular and influential news sources). This is clearly a controversial issue where I live and it absolutely breaks my heart for obvious reasons.
Theo, my pit/lab mix, is my baby. He was abandoned at a vet’s office by his first family. Because of the already-existing regulations set on pit bulls (and “other aggressive breeds”), They were not allowed to publicly advertise that he was there for adoption. If it wasn’t for my brother bringing him home, Theo would not have lived to see his first birthday.
He keeps me company, makes me laugh even in the worst of moods, and has protected me on multiple occasions when someone else has acted aggressively towards me. He is so gentle that he can’t even eat a treat bigger than a 25 cent coin. Thinking that someone would look at him and equate him to some despicable monster makes me cry. I can’t lose my baby.
There is going to be a peaceful protest in my city on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Included is a link to the event on Facebook. I probably will not bring Theo because Montreal is known to have wild protests and I don’t want to cause him any distress.
I apologize for the clickbait-y title.
Please come if you live in Montreal and care about the well being of pit bulls.