Same subject as my other thread, but this one has a video (and that one turned into something else.
) I just think it bears well for the fight in Denver for this to have come to the public eye...
Oh - and he's not going to Best Friends, he's going to Missouri... I don't see why they can't just stay in Colorado? The majority of the state is pit bull friendly and there is a state-wide ban on BSL... but at least lets them know we aren't giving up or giving in. http://cbs4denver.com/local/%20Pit.Bull ... 07263.html
DENVER (AP) ― Animal lovers around the world rallied for the release of a pit bull from Commerce City. Now Forrest is free thanks to their efforts and his owner's fight sparked a change in city policy.
"A lot of people don't think dogs are like kids but this is my son," Chris McGahey said.
Forrest is a 2-year-old pooch McGahey raised from a pup. His only fault is he loves to run, according to McGahey. Last month Forrest escaped from their home in Commerce City and was picked up by animal control in Denver where officers decided he looked like a pit bull -- a breed banned there. They decided Forrest would be euthanized.
"It hurts. It hurts real bad especially when I'm innocent," McGahey said. "I didn't live in Denver."
Doug Kelley, Director of Animal Control, says it's the second time Forrest ended up in Denver.
"I fought as hard as I could," McGahey said. "I've been here every day and brought him treats and showed these people I love my boy."
McGahey's fight to save Forrest's life would take on a life of its own. Animal lovers from around the world took up the cause and even the Mayor's Office got involved negotiating a compromise. Forrest will live, but in another state. A shelter in Missouri agreed to find him a new home.
"What came out we think is a win/win for everybody," Kelley said.
"I hope just one day this ban will be dropped and they won't be able to discriminate against one kind of breed. It's not right," McGahey said.
Under its new policy, Denver Animal Control says all non-violent pit bulls, like Forrest, will be candidates for placement at an out-of-state shelter.