Lawsuit By Dog Owners Challenging BSL

Here's an interesting twist on the normal stories I report on regarding breed specific legislation. Dog owners have banned together to bring a suit against...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Jan 15th 2009


Here’s an interesting twist on the normal stories I report on regarding breed specific legislation. Dog owners have banned together to bring a suit against four cities to question the constitutionality of BSL.

A judge Tuesday set a July 20 jury trial date for a group of dog owners and breeders who are challenging pit-bull bans in Jacksonville, Lonoke, North Little Rock and Beebe.

The trial of a lawsuit brought against the cities by Responsible Owners of Arkansas Dogs will be held before Chief U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes in Little Rock.

The lawsuit claims the breed specific bans and restrictions are unconstitutional.

Definitely want to keep an eye on this case, the outcome could be precedent setting. Thanks to Charli for barking this to me.

* The gorgeous girl above, the four-legged one, is Inky. She was found tied to a street pole and is currently being fostered. She now has her AKC Canine Good Citizen award and is Therapy Dog International certified. SHE IS ADOPTABLE!