So it appears there might be a way to fix this mess after all, but it comes in a manner that is quite obvious, a political move. Ever since the bylaw was passed there has been controversy over the dogs it impacts, and more so over why this was even passed to begin with, as many dogs who fit this bill are harmless dogs who already have families, and some of which were in shelters, tried to find families.
Their fate may be changing soon however, due to newly elected Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante’s election promise to repeal the city’s controversial pitbull ban. City council members cite that there are plans to reach out to a number of professionals, this shows that the Mayor’s office is wanting to make sure they have all their ducks in a row before starting this fight.
The question is, how much of this is just talk, and how much of this will be action. Existing pitbull and similar dog owners have had to get fingerprinted and pay additional costs because of the breed of their dog. We certainly hope this will change in the near future and will keep you up to date.
News Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/11/22/montreal-pit-bull-type-dog-ban-to-be-repealed-by-new-administration_a_23285512/