Petition circulates to end military housing ban on ‘dangerous’ dog breeds

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COLUMBUS, Ga. — There is a petition circulating on social media that is trying to end the dangerous dog breeds ban on Army and other military posts.

Becky Carter says she can’t understand it because she loves all different breeds of dogs. Carter dedicates her free time to running the Animal SOS Foundation here in town. Her goal is to save one animal’s life at a time.

What she says she can’t understand is the current ban on various dog breeds such as the American Pit Bull, Stafford Bul Terrier, Bull Mastiffs, Dogo Argentiono, Rhodesian Ridge Back, Dogu-de-Bordeaux, Chinese Fighting dog, Doberman Pincher, and crossbreeds of these dogs.

Carter says it doesn’t make sense because the American Pit Bull is one of the best therapy dogs she’s ever seen and it’s just what some people living in military housing may need.

“The pits are excellent therapy dogs and so compassionate and emphatic to your person so you are finding more and more people who have been suffering from PTSD going and having a therapy dog so that they can get out into the world and so what is going to happen when you have the soldier who is trying to get back to a normal life and having struggles and his therapy dog has to go away because it can not be allowed on post,” says Carter.

Carter also says one of the best ways to keep dogs from becoming aggressive in the first place is avoiding the chain. She says tethered or chained yard dogs can develop major social issues which can cause them to attack.

If you are interested in signing that petition that asks the department of defense to reverse it’s ban on dangerous dog breeds on military bases then CLICK HERE.

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