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Everyone, if you are not a Maryland resident (or even a dog owner) here are some things you can do to help aid us with our struggle.
*One would be to continue to be a positive force in this long struggle: understand others’ fears and educate them if possible, work to make your dog a good citizen (we can all do more), work with pit bull/dog groups in your community, help others and join forces if at all possible. We have to let everyone know that our dogs are family and that our family is awesome, that a few bad owners are not representative of the rest of us.
***The second is harder but we now know how important it is: work to prevent this from happening in your community. Work with your governing bodies to legislate so that breed/type/visual discrimination of dogs is illegal in your state. It’s important to help your legislators understand that the overwhelming majority of pit bull owners are responsible people who never threaten public safety or compromise others’ quality of life. They need protection under the law. This over-reaching decision by Maryland’s court was shocking to so many of us- animal workers/volunteers, pit bull advocates, and city/state officials. If it can happen here it can happen in your state, and someone is likely working to do it this very minute. You can prevent it.
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B-More Dog is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to promote responsible dog ownership in the Baltimore area through education and outreach programs, and ultimately restore the image of the American Pit Bull Terrier as a beloved family pet.