CBS 2 Chicago Reports on “Hateful” Breed-Specific Ordinance Proposed by Elgin, Illinois City Council
From CBS 2 Chicago:
Dog Lovers Upset By Elgin’s Proposed Pit Bull Laws
Reporting Mike Puccinelli
…a Chicago suburb is thinking about labeling all pit bulls as dangerous animals. That’s breeding bitter resentment from dog owners who say their breed is being unfairly singled out.
…Charlotte Prusa, 84, doesn’t own Taysia. But she’s come to view the therapy dog as if she is her own.
Prusa, a double amputee, has been looking forward to visits from Taysia for more than four years. The dog’s pictures adorn her walls at Rosewood Care Center in Elgin.
“It’s a connection. But at my age and in my situation, it’s even better because I don’t feel so isolated. I feel like I still have life,” Prusa said.
And Prusa isn’t alone. Dozens of elderly residents in this nursing home have to come to love Taysia, who visits the center once a week.
But Taysia is a pit bull. And a proposed ordinance in Elgin would deem Taysia and all other pit bulls as dangerous dogs. That could put a stop to the visits from the certified therapy dog.
“I think it’s very hateful,” said resident and ordinance opponent Tom Sterling.
Taysia’s owner calls the ordinance unfair, unjust and discriminatory.
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