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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.