Proposed Adoption Breed Ban in North Carolina Needs Work - Page 2
Adding to the problem seen in Cumberland County is the fact that many of the military families that adopt animals, of any breed, is deployment. A family adopts a dog and then the main pet caretaker is deployed. Trying to make the best decision for the animal, the family decides to take the dog to the shelter, hoping to provide the animal with a better home. Unfortunately, even if this is a well behaved and socialized pet, dogs of these bully breeds are seldom adopted.
I urge Animal Control of Cumberland County, North Carolina, of which I am a resident, to address the root problem rather than the symptoms. Better screening of potential dog owners and breeding regulations will drastically cut the number of aggressive dog incidents seen by Animal Control in Cumberland County.