Help Us Fight A Dangerous Maryland Law for Pit Bull-Type Dogs and Communities

Lawmakers in Annapolis failed to take action for dogs and families on Tuesday, August 14, when the General Assembly adjourned its four-day special session without passing legislation to address the recent Court of Appeals ruling that pit bull-type dogs are "inherently dangerous." Despite the controversy surrounding the ruling, widespread public support and near consensus among lawmakers that the ruling was wrong, lawmakers were unable to come to an agreement on legislation to address the immediate impacts -- and so they did nothing.

The next opportunity for the General Assembly to provide relief for Maryland families won't be until January. It is critical that leaders in Annapolis know that the public is disappointed that they failed to take action when they had the chance. Can you make a few phone calls to hold them accountable? If you have a minute, please call Senate President Mike Miller at 410-841-3700 and Speaker of the House Mike Busch at 410-841-3800 to let them know how disappointed you are. You can say "My name is [your name] and I am from [your town] calling to tell Senate President Mike Miller/Speaker Mike Busch how disappointed I am that the General Assembly failed to pass legislation addressing the Court of Appeals ruling on pit bull-type dogs. In the next four months, thousands of Marylanders will suffer because of it."

If you have a minute more, you could also call Senator Brian Frosh at 410-841-3124 and Delegate Joseph Vallario at 410-841-3488, who oversee the committees tasked with working on this issue. Thank you for your continued advocacy for Maryland families and dogs. We will keep fighting to reverse the impacts of the ruling! You can track our efforts at http://www.humanesociety.org/protectmddogs and http://www.facebook.com/HSUSMaryland.

Help Us Fight A Dangerous Maryland Law for Pit Bull-Type Dogs and Communities

Lawmakers in Annapolis failed to take action for dogs and families on Tuesday, August 14, when the General Assembly adjourned its four-day special session without passing legislation to address the recent Court of Appeals ruling that pit bull-type dogs are "inherently dangerous." Despite the controversy surrounding the ruling, widespread public support and near consensus among lawmakers that the ruling was wrong, lawmakers were unable to come to an agreement on legislation to address the immediate impacts -- and so they did nothing.

The next opportunity for the General Assembly to provide relief for Maryland families won't be until January. It is critical that leaders in Annapolis know that the public is disappointed that they failed to take action when they had the chance. Can you make a few phone calls to hold them accountable? If you have a minute, please call Senate President Mike Miller at 410-841-3700 and Speaker of the House Mike Busch at 410-841-3800 to let them know how disappointed you are. You can say "My name is [your name] and I am from [your town] calling to tell Senate President Mike Miller/Speaker Mike Busch how disappointed I am that the General Assembly failed to pass legislation addressing the Court of Appeals ruling on pit bull-type dogs. In the next four months, thousands of Marylanders will suffer because of it."

If you have a minute more, you could also call Senator Brian Frosh at 410-841-3124 and Delegate Joseph Vallario at 410-841-3488, who oversee the committees tasked with working on this issue. Thank you for your continued advocacy for Maryland families and dogs. We will keep fighting to reverse the impacts of the ruling! You can track our efforts at http://www.humanesociety.org/protectmddogs and http://www.facebook.com/HSUSMaryland.

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