Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)

A few months into my journey researching dogfighting, I became aware of this law called Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). I had never heard about it before then, which I’ve always found odd considering I was born (7/28/1977) and raised in northeast Ohio, which had statewide BSL from 1987-2012 restricting the ownership of dogs labeled “pit bulls”. How could this be possible – I’ve asked myself countless time, that I am a huge dog-lover living in Ohio all my life, and I never knew it existed?

On May 19, 2008, it got even more personal, as the city I was living in (Lakewood, Ohio) proposed a ban on “pit bull” dogs four days after meeting Preston for the first time, and declaring my intentions to adopt him. It passed a couple months later in July, and took me five months to find a place to live where we would both be welcome. And, this has become a large part of my life ever since.

This dedicated page on the “Once In A Lifetime” website will be all about breed specific legislation.


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