Prince George’s County, Maryland, has a population of 900,000 people and a dog breed ban for the last 15 years. Thousands of innocent dogs have been seized and killed already.
Donate to the Prince George’s County Family Dog Defense Fund to overturn its breed specific law (BSL). Because with your help we can STOP this. All contributions large or small can make it reality. Please contribute today.
Help hundreds of dogs stay where they DO belong — in their home…and keep them out of the shelter—where they DON’T belong. Animal Management’s budget has been slashed this year by 20%. BSL unnecessarily increases dog intake at the shelter and costs $250,000 to $500,000 every year to enforce. So, why are we wasting money taking good dogs from good people? Whether you love your dog or disdain wasteful spending, you understand why we ask. The county forces good citizens to practice “civil disobedience” in order to keep their beloved pet safe. There are so many citizens here who care for and love their dog, folks who saved a dog that was wandering, lost, abandoned, or about to lose their home, or saved that dog from a bad situation. Good people. Good dogs. Why must their world be turned upside down because a neighbor calls animal control to report they have a pit bull? Not for doing anything wrong, mind you…just for having a big head and a stocky body! What would you do if you came home from work to a notice plastered on your front door giving you 24 hours to surrender your dog to animal control or else face arrest, six months in jail or a $1000 fine (and they’d take your dog anyway)?
This is how it is in Prince George’s County, Maryland. For 15 years, good family pets have been seized and killed for being of no threat to anyone. More and more people are moving to this county unaware that their family dog is illegal and can be confiscated. In the worst case scenario, which happens hundreds of times a year, beloved pets are seized, often from living rooms and right from under the embrace of young children, then killed by Prince George’s County government. Often, for doing absolutely nothing wrong.
We must overturn this law now more than ever before.
Do you want to be part of this fight? Do you want to be part of saving thousands of innocent dogs? Well, we need you. We need your help. We want to raise $5,000 to fund a legal action. It might not be all we need, but it will get us started. Every contribution…$5, $10, $20…large or small, will save the lives of thousands of dogs and keep them at home with their families–where they belong.
For more information contact:
Adrianne Lefkowitz, Executive Director
Maryland Dog Federation
PO Box 911, Greenbelt, Maryland 20768
301 693 2256