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What do you think of this breed ban? (9 breeds total)

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Red

Just a big baby- ;)
 
 
Barked: Fri Dec 2, '11 7:21am PST 
Breed ban: please protest 72-hr.-kill proposal in Cumberland County Animal Control in Fayetteville, NC. Feel free to use the Sample Letter but please modify heavily as it is particularly long.


BACKGROUND
There is a breed ban set to go into affect Monday the 5th of December all Dobermans, Rottweilers, Chow Chows, German Shepherds, Great Danes, Pitbulls, Mastiffs (all bully breeds), Akitas and Huskies.

Cumberland County`s reason for this is they do not want to be held liable for these breeds and the possible problems with them after adoption from the shelter. A simple waiver should solve this.

We need to let them know that this is not the answer.

These dogs will be held for the mandatory 72 hrs and then will be killed, THEY WILL NOT BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO BE ADOPTED.

If the dog is an owner turn-in, he will be killed the second he walks into the back.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Email Block

jcouncil@co.cumberland.nc.us
cevans@co.cumberland.nc.us
j keefe@co.cumberland.nc.us
bking@co.cumberland.nc.us
emelvin@co.cum berland.nc.us
mayor@ci.fay.nc.us
jlauby@co.cumberland.nc.us
kedge @co.cumberland.nc.us
wmfaircloth@co.cumberland.nc.us


Individua l

Dr. Jeannette M. Council
PO Box 1829 Fayetteville, NC 28302
Office: 910-678-7771
Home: 910-488-0691
jcouncil@co.cumberland.nc.us
District 1 Term Expiration: December 2014

Charles Evans
PO Box 1829 Fayetteville, NC 28302
Office: 910-678-7771
Home: 910-978-6643
cevans@co.cumberland.nc.us
District: At-Large Term Expiration: December 2014

Jimmy Keefe
PO Box 1829 Fayetteville, NC 28302
Office: 910-678-7771
Work: 910-323-1791
jkeefe@co.cumberland.nc.us
District 2 Term Expiration: December 2012

Billy R. King
PO Box 1829 Fayetteville, NC 28302
Office: 910-678-7771
Work: 910-822-6676
bking@co.cumberland.nc.us
District 1 Term Expiration: December 1, 2014

Edward Melvin
PO Box 1829 Fayetteville, NC 28302
Office: 910-678-7771
Cell: 910-391-4028
emelvin@co.cumberland.nc.us
District: At-Large Term Expiration: December 2014

Mayor Anthony G. Chavonne
433 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301
910-433-1992, 910-433-3401
Fax 433-1948
mayor@ci.fay.nc.us

Dr. John Lauby
Director of Animal Services
Cumberland County Animal Control
4704 Corporation Drive,
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Animal Control Phone: 910-321-6845, 910-321-6844, 910-321-6826, 910-321-6827,
910-321-6945, 910-321-6965 910-321-6852
Fax: 910-223-3357 jlauby@co.cumberland.nc.us

Kenneth S. Edge Chairman
PO Box 1829 Fayetteville, NC 28302
Office: 910-678-7771
Home: 910-425-0918
kedge@co.cumberland.nc.us
District 2 Term Expiration: December 2012

Marshall Faircloth Vice Chairman
PO Box 1829 Fayetteville, NC 28302
Office: 910-678-7771
Work: 910-323-1040
wmfaircloth@co.cumberland.nc.us
District 2 Term Expiration: December 2012


http://our-compass.org/2011/12/01/new-policy-requires-all- chows-danes-dobermans-mastiffs-rotties-shepherds-all-bully-breeds-to -be-killed-nc-shelter/

The shelter has stated they get to many of these breeds in and can't adopt them all out - so that makes it right to kill them all and not give any of them a chance?
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MIKA&KAI

Akita Pals- Always.
 
 
Barked: Fri Dec 2, '11 5:13pm PST 
I think this is awful. I own 2 Akitas,and have been around most of the breeds that ban will affect. I wish you well and hope you are able to get enough support to stop this. All breeds should be given an equal chance to be adopted based on a case by case basis no breed should be singled out. I am so sorry for all the dogs who will be euthanized because of this. Please let us know what happens.
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Turner - Gone Too- Soon

Hi I'm Turner- Wanna Smell My- Butt?
 
 
Barked: Fri Dec 2, '11 5:15pm PST 
I think some humans are ignorant and this is a prime example! naughtynaughtynaughty
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Angel

Tuff Enuff!
 
 
Barked: Sat Dec 3, '11 12:10am PST 
Seriously!!! Breed bans are ridiculous!! Good luck!
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Red

Just a big baby- ;)
 
 
Barked: Sat Dec 3, '11 7:40am PST 
We don't live where this is happening but are still trying to pass it around for the dogs.

I have 3 of the breeds mentioned. Red is a APBT Mastiff cross, She She is a Chow, Sakari is a Husky, Hope would probably be labeled as a Chow mix because she has a spotted tongue. And Boozer would probably be labeled as a Shepherd mix due to his markings.

We had a talk with the shelter about why this was happened and they said that they have way to many of these breeds coming in and can not get them all adopted out so they are pursuing this ban. When I asked if it was fair to kill them all instead of giving some of them a chance they hung the phone up and I got no response.
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Lilly

Best hugs ever!
 
 
Barked: Sat Dec 3, '11 9:21pm PST 
Angry beyond words.
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The Hounds- of- Bassetville- +3

Food? Where?!?
 
 
Barked: Sat Dec 3, '11 10:43pm PST 
frown Great Danes!! Seriously?

This is beyond ridiculous. The people who signed this into law should be removed from office. *shakes head* Hopefully someone will be able to do something about this before so many wonderful dogs are murdered.

*Question: Does the shelter/animal control allow rescue pulls? Maybe a few breed rescues could get on board and pull dogs out before their time is up? Just a suggestion.

Edited by author Sat Dec 3, '11 10:46pm PST

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Daddy

Changing one- mind at a time - APBT style
 
 
Barked: Sun Dec 4, '11 1:30am PST 
This is getting more and more out of control. I think the next step will be banning all of these breeds and all larger and "giant" sized dogs. Some places have tried to ban any dog over 20 lbs. Something has to be done to stop the idiocy.
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MIKA&KAI

Akita Pals- Always.
 
 
Barked: Sun Dec 4, '11 9:01am PST 
Daddy,stopping idiots from being allowed to have any of these breeds comes to mind but as long as there are places who don't screen for the right people to put these beautiful dogs with this will continue to happen more and more. I hate it and wish I had more room to safely rescue some of them but all I can do right now is keep preaching that people need to put more thought and research into picking a breed or stick with a potted plant.
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Samson

Work? What's- that?
 
 
Barked: Sun Dec 4, '11 10:16am PST 
The information contained in the original post is inaccurate. From what I (and other forums that have done a bit more digging) can tell it is an e-mail being sent around by someone close to the matter who is attempting to whip up more emotional furor about it.

It is strife with ridiculously inaccurate facts or complete fabrications.

(Not blaming you at all, OP, I thought it was legit when I first read it through as well).

Here is actually what is going on (and it isn't that much better):

http://blessthebullys.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/cumberland-county-nc-wants-to-limit-adoptions-of-certain-breeds/

The Cumberland County (North Carolina) Animal Control Board met on October 3, 2011 and discussed a proposal to limit the breeds of dogs that would be put up for adoption. The Animal Control Board decided to recommend limiting the adoption of the following breeds:

Rottweilers
American Staffordshire Terriers
Pit bulls
Chows
Presa Canarios
Any mix of the breeds above

The policy has not been implemented at this time, and it has not been brought before the Board of Commissioners for approval. However, the Animal Control Board will meet again December 5, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Animal Control to discuss this matter.

Any subsequent recommendation from this advisory board would need to be sent to the Commissioners’ Policy Committee, and then to the Board of Commissioners for approval.

Anyone with suggestions and viable alternatives for the Board’s consideration to alleviate animal control and irresponsible ownership problems would certainly be appreciated.

The Board can be reached at (910) 321-6852.

County of Cumberland
P.O. Box 1829
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28302-1829
Telephone (910) 321-6852
Fax (910) 223-3357

Mayor Anthony G. Chavonne
433 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Fax: 910-433-1948
mayor@ci.fay.nc.us

Dr. John Lauby
Director of Animal Services
Cumberland County Animal Control
4704 Corporation Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Phone: 910-321-6845
Fax: 910-223-3357
jlauby@co.cumberland.nc.us

http://www.fayobserver.c om/articles/2011/11/30/1140687?sac=Local


The language this is written in is difficult to get a good picture of the situation from, one phrase will talk as though it is a full-on ban, the next, they are just "limiting" the adoptions of certain breeds (perhaps an extra level of screening?)

I am inclined to believe based on what I have read that it is a full-out ban, though. It's what they "met to consider" but then it says they came away with "limiting adoptions on these breeds" - so that could mean a couple different things.
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