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FL: It's time for Sunrise to repeal its breed discriminatory law

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Best Friends Legislative Alert

Urge your elected officials to treat all dogs as individuals.

Did you know that Sunrise is one of only two communities in the state that still has an outdated and ineffective breed discriminatory dog law on the books? What’s more, our neighbors in Tamarac recently repealed and replaced their “pit bull” law because they knew it was the wrong policy to promote public safety. It’s time for our city to follow suit to ensure our community is a safe and humane place for people and pets.

Since the law in Sunrise was passed almost 30 years ago, a lot has changed. For one, science and data have definitively concluded that breed-based dog laws are totally ineffective and very expensive to enforce. They also violate our basic property rights by tearing family pets away from the people who love them. That’s bad for pet dogs and bad for public safety.

It’s time for us to take action and demand that our elected officials follow the example set in Tamarac and many other communities throughout Florida. Urge your elected officials to repeal this discriminatory law and replace it with a breed-neutral ordinance that focuses on the behavior of dogs and owners alike. 

Don’t stop there. Share this message on Facebook and Twitter with your friends and family in Sunrise. The more messages sent, the better our chances for success will be. 

Thank you! Your action will help Save Them All.

Recipients

  • Your Municipal Officials
  • Deputy Mayor Neil Kerch
  • Mayor Michael Ryan
  • Assistant Deputy Mayor Lawrence Sofield

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As I'm sure you know, our neighbors in Tamarac recently repealed their long-outdated "pit bull" ban and replaced it with a breed-neutral ordinance that focuses on the behavior of the dog and the behavior of the owner. It's time for Sunrise to update our ordinance, too.



Please follow the example set in Tamarac and repeal the antiquated "pit bull" law.

Sincerely,