We posted wonderful news Monday that a Pit Bull Compromise is in the works for Maryland, with identical bills introduced in both the Senate and House this week that address dog-bite liability and apply to all breeds, thus overruling the controversial breed-specific decision. But it’s not a done deal yet. Dog lovers like you can make it more likely. In two easy minutes. Here’s how:
“Over the last nine months, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that pit bull-type dogs are ‘inherently dangerous’ has forced law-abiding dog owners to choose between their homes and their beloved pets, and threatened animal shelters, rescues, veterinary clinics, groomers, homeowners associations, and others,” says Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society. “Please make brief, polite phone calls to your state delegates [you can locate them here by entering your zip – takes exactly one second], and state senator, Nathaniel J. McFadden (410) 841-3165 , urging support for SB 160 and HB 78. Then, please send a follow-up message.”
I followed these three steps this afternoon, to support the cause and to research the process for this post. Happy to report I was finished in two minutes max.
One more favor for the pits? Consider joining the hearing on this issue at 1 p.m. January 30 in the House Judiciary Committee, Room 101 of the House Office Building in Annapolis.