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Does it look like this pup that I found has any Pit in him? While walking home, I saw him all alone in the street, half frozen, barely able to walk because of his frostbitten paws. He came limping up to me so excited, tail wagging crazily, with tons of kisses. Just pure love. At that moment, I knew he was mine. But the city ordinance bans Pits, Dobermans, and Rotts. Please tell me? I've done my research and I think I see some Pit. What do you think?
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January 29, 20171 found this helpful

His face looks like a pitbull. A vet can do a DNA test for you.

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January 29, 20170 found this helpful

I was afraid of that, but thank u.

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January 29, 20171 found this helpful

Yeah, I do see it.

The problem with these ordinances is that there are no real guidelines for determining what is or is not a pit bull. So if an official looks at the dog and sees pit bull, that's what it is. You could contest it but you'd lose.

This is very sad, but the best thing to do is to find a local pit rescue and explain the situation, how you found a dog in need but the ordinance won't allow you to have it. This is better than trying to hide your dog, since that means it couldn't go on walks, to the dog park, etc. and be a normal dog. And you won't have to suddenly rehome the dog if you're caught, which could be disastrous if someone makes you think they want a pet when in reality they want a dog for fighting.

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January 29, 20170 found this helpful

Wow you almost had me in tears you're absolutely right as far as I would be trying to hide the dog constantly in the house in the backyard and at least we have a privacy fence but the dog wouldn't have any real life going for walks and the park with the kids. Yes I can't be selfish this is for the dogs life not mine. But what should I do? I don't have any pit bull rescues, we do have a animal shelter nearby but I do not think it is a no-kill and that's all and I am hesitant about putting him on Facebook you never know who will be picking up your dog so you have any ideas??

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January 31, 20170 found this helpful

Where do you live, Nicole? Some people might be willing to come pretty far to pick him up. Can you google pit bull rescues in your state?

I agree you should not advertise on Facebook or Craigslist. Some really nice seeming people will pick him up, promise to love him forever, and he will end up in a dog fighting ring.

In my county we have a great no-kill shelter that focuses on training and adopting dogs. You might try finding the closest one to you by googling "no kill shelters" and "rescue shelters" in your state.

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January 29, 20170 found this helpful

It is just a cruel reality that a dog no matter how friendly or how kind is charged for a crime that wasn't even committed because of a breed. A type of dog. That's crazy there should be civil rights for Animals as well as people. It's the sad truth. It is animal racism.

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