Skip to content

Bill would limit cities' ability to ban dog breeds – Kitsap Sun

OLYMPIA — Think of it as profiling by dog breed.

At least that's what Rep. Sherry Appleton, D-Poulsbo, believes she is addressing in her bill to forbid local governments from making specific dog breeds illegal.

Yes, we're talking about pit bulls.

"The best dog I've had in my life was a pit bull,". Appleton told the Washington House Judiciary Committee at a hearing Wednesday. "She took care of my grandkids."

She said owners need to be held responsible for the acts of their dogs. But, she said, "We are euthanizing dogs who did nothing wrong because someone called them a ‘pit bull.'"

She said 19 other states have laws forbidding local governments from declaring certain dog breeds illegal.

The Washington Alliance for Humane Legislation supported her bill, contending a few localities will forbid non-pit-bull dogs just be

Pasco — which forbids certain breeds — indicated it could support the bill if it would allow a local government to order dogs of certain breeds to get certificates of good behavior from the American Kennel Club.

This article was produced and distributed by Crosscut.com in partnership with the Kitsap Sun.

Copyright 2015 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Source

Related Posts

  • Bill would make banning certain dog breeds illegal – KIRO Seattle OLYMPIA, Wash. — A state representative is behind a push to forbid local governments from making certain dog breeds illegal. According to the Kitsap Sun, in a hearing Wednesday, Rep. Sherry Appleton told a committee the state is euthanizing dogs that did nothing wrong, just because […]
  • PetBreeds: 23 friendliest dog breeds – Beaumont Enterprise Laura Delamare, PetBreeds Updated 7:57 pm, Friday, July 24, 2015 Finding a new four-legged companion can be tricky because there are dozens of K9 qualities to choose from. Some dogs are overly energetic, while others are detached or aggressive. Depending on your allergies, you […]
  • PetBreeds: 23 friendliest dog breeds – Chron.com Laura Delamare, PetBreeds Updated 7:57 pm, Friday, July 24, 2015 Finding a new four-legged companion can be tricky because there are dozens of K9 qualities to choose from. Some dogs are overly energetic, while others are detached or aggressive. Depending on your allergies, you […]
  • Top dog breeds in the US – CBS News For 25 straight years Americans have demonstrated their love for Labrador retrievers by making them the most popular purebred dog breed in the U.S. in 2015. But French bulldogs are riding their je ne sais quoi toward new heights. Americans "like easy-to-care-for, fun family dogs," […]
  • The most popular dog breeds in West Palm Beach will surprise you – Palm Beach Post (blog) Cuteness incorporated: Labrador retriever puppies. Labs are the favorite dog breed in West Palm Beach, according to the American Kennel Club. (Post file photo) There’s not a purse puppy among them. In West Palm Beach, we prefer big dogs, with one exception, according to the […]