The Golden Poodle award goes to Ginger, a super intelligent GSD who broke out of the slammer to look for her owner who surrendered her when he became homeless.
The Lizard Brain award goes to drug smuggler, Javier Gomez-Mendoza, who thought putting pepper on hidden drugs in his car would fool Sem the Sheriff’s drug dog.
I thought for a while that this would be a month without a Neanderthal award, but officials in Montreal this week passed archaic and poorly conceived breed specific legislation targeting "Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, any mix with these breeds, and any dog that presents characteristics of one of those breeds."
Through many years various municipalities have passed “dangerous dog” laws targeting certain breeds, mainly Pit Bull types. Overwhelmingly they have found the laws to be expensive, impossible to enforce, and ineffective, not to mention causing the mass killing of innocent dogs.
I didn’t write a post on it this month because I’ve written so much on the subject and frankly, it is a dead or dying issue. There is little that can be said to defend it.
The cause for the Montreal legislation is the mauling death of a woman in her backyard by a dog someone said was a “Pit Bull,” but was registered as a Boxer.