We defeated SB32!

My sweet babies ~ Katie, Xena, Jazzy, and Maggie.

Thank you!

In two short weeks, animal lovers across Oklahoma rallied together to defeat SB32, a bill that would have allowed cities to restrict ownership of any breed dog, enabling breed specific legislation (BSL) to become law. Bill author, Senator Patrick Anderson, went on record stating, “We’re not going to move forward on it,” said Anderson, R-Enid. “There’s just too much opposition to it.

“I certainly didn’t anticipate there would be as many people as vocal about it as they have been,” he said. “We’ve got more important issues to deal with at the Capitol than that, and I don’t want it to be a distraction.” To read the entire article, visit The Oklahoman.

Two weeks. Over 9,200 petition signatures. That shows you the power of people organized to make a difference. One of my favorite quotes is by Gandhi, who said, “Be the change you want to see.” Indeed. If you want to see change, let it start with you.

From the Motley Crew of Katie, Xena, Jazzy, and Maggie: thank you.

       
Charlotte DuBuc - March 13, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Wow! Thank you Oklahomans for having the brains to fight against such a ridiculous bill. I have loved dogs my entire life and shared my life with many different breeds. Although I have seen different characteristics in different breeds, some may be shy, some may be more protective, and some may just love everyone they meet, I still believe it is the owners fault if a dog turns aggressive or “bad”. I have owned pit bulls, doxens, Rottweilers, all kinds of breeds, and not once has any of my dogs attacked or became aggressive towards someone. All dogs have a need to protect their loved ones and most will bark or growl at a stranger, but with the right training they back down with a simple command from their owner. The biggest, most ferocious dog I ever had was a female doxen (hahaha), so I guess some people would even ban such a sweet dog as those. My pit bull I have now wags her tail at everyone she sees and can’t give enough kisses to anyone. So thank you again, Oklahomans, for being smart enough to fight for our dogs!

Kim Renfrow - February 27, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Us Okies love our dogs and our freedom. I’m so proud!

Warner Mobley - February 12, 2013 - 1:44 am

God bless you. I have a APBT and no problems.

Donna Wynn - February 1, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Right on ;-).

Cherry Marrone - February 1, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Oklahoma…you have set the pace for the rest of the country, thank you!

Theresa Bayne Fenhagen - February 1, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Whoooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! 🙂

Karen Bartley - February 1, 2013 - 3:56 pm

YEAH OKLAHOMA!

Bonnie Hugunin - February 1, 2013 - 1:08 pm

yahooooooooo

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