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Our 6th Annual Luv-a-Bully March was bigger and better than ever!

Did you know that thousands of good dog owners around the country have been policed in cities with breed restrictions – forcing them to move from their homes or surrender the family dog? Or that dog owners could lose their homeowners insurance if they admit to owning a targeted breed? Some say it’s an outrage! Some say it’s a violation of our Constitutional rights! I say something has gone terribly WRONG!

A large crowd gathering at Arovista Park and visiting vendor booths.

A large crowd gathering at Arovista Park and visiting vendor booths.

On October 23th starting at 9am, more than 150 outraged dog lovers with their canine companions gathered at Arovista Park to attend our annual Luv-a-Bully March – a grassroots movement to create social awareness about the danger of allowing city leaders and insurance companies to impose restrictions on dog ownership.

Our march to Brea’s City Hall is on!

Our march to Brea’s City Hall is on!

With signs waving, tails wagging, and cars honking, activists walked more than two miles down Brea Blvd and Birch St in a loop to Brea City Hall.

While resting on the steps of City Hall, Tim Welch of Redefined Dog Training spoke on the topic of dog behavior with a warning not to judge or stereotype any dog based on breed – even a Chihuahua can have serious issues!

 

More than 150 protestors lined up on sidewalks spanning more than 3 city blocks. Thank you Brea Police for your escort -- stopping traffic at intersections so we could cross safely.

More than 150 protestors lined up on sidewalks spanning more than 3 city blocks. Thank you Brea Police for your escort -- stopping traffic at intersections so we could cross safely.

Shorty Rossi – Pit Boss on Animal Planet – was a no-show, calling to cancel the morning of our event…  BOOOOOO!  We ask that his disappointed fans send him some unfriendly fan mail!

All other supporters attended as planned: Camp Bow Wow, Pinups for Pit Bills, OC Pit Bull Rescue, Lisa Scarsi Photography, Wicked Wicks of the West, and Farmers Insurance – and all will be invited back next year. View and order some fantastic photos taken by Lisa here.

In Denver, CO and other cities with breed bans – bullies like this one have been confiscated and killed. Care to explain that to a child?

In Denver, CO and other cities with breed bans – bullies like this one have been confiscated and killed. Care to explain that to a child?

We collected nearly $700 from our raffle, which has been donated to Mariah’s Promise – a dog sanctuary in Colorado – in a state that has been plagued by breed bans. Denver being the most notorious and a catalyst for other cities to adopt breed bans – is now in litigation facing three civil lawsuits in hope of bringing justice to the families that lost their dogs and their homes!

A special shout out to David Keith who filmed and edited hours of video tape to capture some unforgettable sights and expose the myth that surrounds the perception of “dangerous breeds.” Please share with 10 friends and help us spread this event around the world!

Our bully Zack returned this year to host our Kiss-a-Bull Booth and licked a lot of kissers!

Our bully Zack returned this year to host our Kiss-a-Bull Booth and licked a lot of kissers!

My special thanks to all the wonderful souls (clients and concerned citizens) that joined hands and hearts again for our 6th annual Luv-a-Bully March. You did your civil duty to your dog and your community.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

At a buck a kiss, Zach helped raise funds for Mariah’s Promise in Woodland, CO – a dog sanctuary that takes in pit bulls who have been banned.

At a buck a kiss, Zach helped raise funds for Mariah’s Promise in Woodland, CO – a dog sanctuary that takes in pit bulls who have been banned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is every dog owner’s battle until our freedom to choose our canine companions is a protected right – not a crime!

This is every dog owner’s battle until our freedom to choose our canine companions is a protected right – not a crime!

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Luv-a-Bully March catches attention of American Dog Magazine!

Over 100 angry dog owners marched down Brea Blvd to City Hall in peaceful protest.

Over 100 angry dog owners marched down Brea Blvd to City Hall in peaceful protest.

On October 24th at 10am, more than 100 outraged dog lovers (and maybe a few cat lovers) marched down Brea Blvd and Birch Street in protest of unfair breed discriminatory ordinances in a growing number of cities scattered all across the country.

With signs waving, tails wagging, and cars honking, activists walked more than two miles in a loop to Brea City Hall. More than 90 events were well attended in cities all across the United States and Canada, in a national campaign to create social awareness about the danger of allowing renegade cities and insurance companies to impose restrictions on dog ownership.

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Pet Owners May See Tax Break — Paws Up for HAPPY — HR 3501

Lolita

Lolita

Hi! I’m Eric Christensen and this is my first time blogging with you. I sometimes man the front desk, taking calls and scheduling appointments — but my real job at Founders is that of Hospital Administrator. The staff likes to call me the ‘Computer Guy’ since I worked in the computer industry during my first three lives and now keep the computers up and running at Founders. I am also known as ‘Cat Guy’ here at work — being the only employee to have all feline housemates and no canines (see photos). I still love dogs, but cats just seem better suited to my laid back lifestyle.

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