Save Dog at Risk of Being Forced Out of Home by Pit Bull Ban


Target: Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan

Goal: Lift a ban on owning pit bulls and allow a famous dog to remain in his home.

Diggy, the smiling dog made famous by social media, may soon lose his home thanks to a ban on pit bulls. Local authorities recognized Diggy as a pit bull, even though his paperwork labeled him an American Bulldog. Demand an immediate lift on this breed-specific ban and save Diggy.

It appeared that rescued dog Diggy had finally found his forever home. His new owner was so excited that he took a picture of the smiling dog and posted it on social media. Unfortunately, local authorities recognized Diggy as a pit bull and took action. They demanded that the owner remove the dog from his home in Waterford Township, where pit bulls are banned.

The owner has received a fine of $500. Meanwhile, a veterinarian is examining Diggy to determine if he fits the label of ‘pit bull.’ Sign below and demand an immediate lift on this unfair breed-specific ban.


Dear Governor Snyder,

Diggy, known as the smiling dog, is in danger of losing his home. The American bulldog may fall victim to a breed-specific ban targeting pit bulls. We demand an immediate lift on this disparaging ban.

Michigan defines a dangerous animal as “a dog or other animal that bites or attacks a person, or a dog that bites or attacks and causes serious injury or death to another dog while the other dog is on the property or under the control of its owner.” Diggy has not committed any of these offenses.

Not every pit bull is dangerous. The cases must be examined on an individual basis. We demand that you lift this unjust ban at once.


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Photo Credit: Dan Tillery

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  1. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    Laws should be based on behavior, not a particular breed. Perhaps Waterford Township should try to ban all Baptists or all Hispanics and see what happens.

  2. Pits are dangerous, and if they are banned, then no one is above the law. I am sure the law specifies how much pit blood is allowed, and a DNA test will solve the problem in deciding if the dog stays or goes. People who live in a county they think is safe should not be exposed to dogs that aren’t just because someone does not want to obey the law.

    • You are SEVERELY uneducated and misinformed on this breed!!!!! What is DANGEROUS, is this ignorant way of thinking!!!!!!

  3. Vandana Kalsi says:

    Agreed. Laws should be humane. Even some human beings are criminals, that does not mean that human species should be banned on earth. Justice should be directed at behavior not banning certain species.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared. ?

  5. Sophie Debbane says:

    The state needs to determine which HUMANS are not FIT to own a certain breed. Not which BREED ought to be banned from ownership. It’s the exact reverse.

  6. Sheila Menache says:

    These dogs were bred to be fighters – they did’nt ask for it – it is the intervention of humans that caused them to be like this – judge each case on its merits – don’t now go and slap a ban on all pit bulls

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