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If he’s a ‘Pit Bull’ type dog, he’s most likely not in Ontario due to BSL – Breed Specific Legislation!
In August 2005, the Ontario government enacted the Dog Owner’s Liability Act (DOLA) outlawing the possession, breeding, importing and transferring of pit bulls in Ontario. The legislation replaced regulations that permitted pit bulls as long as they were muzzled and leashed in public, spayed or neutered, and euthanized where there was a possible threat or following an attack. Ontario’s pit bull ban was intended to reduce the frequency of dog attacks. Breed-specific legislation is problematic. It incorrectly attributes violent behavioural traits to certain breeds rather than focusing on insufficient or inadequate or negative training and unfairly generalizes across the breed based on the actions of a few when all dogs are capable of biting.
Hudson, along with two of his siblings were found NAILED by their paws to a railroad track. Sadly, one of the puppies died shortly after being discovered. Despite the horrific act suffered at the hands of a human, Hudson is a well mannered, loving dog. In fact, he is a therapy dog!
We look forward to sharing the full story of Hudson, the Railroad puppy with you soon.