Woman's Service Dog Taken Away Due To City Pit Bull Ban | Pit Bull Press | Positive Pit Bull News
Published On: Wed, Dec 13th, 2017

Woman’s Service Dog Taken Away Due To City Pit Bull Ban

YAKIMA, Washington – Danika Denton lives in Yakima and had her service dog Romeo for over a year before he was forced to move outside city limits after the city discovered he was a pit bull.

Denton is now suing the city.

“Romeo has an innate ability to really aid Danika and that makes him an emotional support animal, but he is also a service dog because of the individualized training,” said Adam Karp with Animal Law Offices who is representing Denton.

According to the case report, Denton didn’t have anywhere to take Romeo, so the city impounded him. However, Denton’s family members in Selah were able to take him in.

The city of Yakima implemented a pit bull ban back in 1987 that bans four specific pit bull breeds; American pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American bulldogs and American Staffordshire terriers.

Yakima Communications and Public Affairs Director Randy Beehler said the council implemented the ban after a few pit bulls attacked people.

Full story: komonews.com

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