Lincoln Military Housing: Seven breeds banned

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Contact Lincoln Military Housing managers through their website at http://www.lincolnmilitary.com/

May 25, 2010

RE: Dog Breed Restrictions

Dear Residents of Lincoln Military Housing:

As you are probably aware, the Navy Housing Instruction, numerous other Public Private Ventures and many apartment communities have stopped allowing certain breeds of dogs. Such restrictions will be phased into the Lincoln portfolio here in the Hampton Roads region as well. While this represents a change in policy, we hope you will find that we have taken great strides to ensure that this does not have a negative impact on our current residents.

Please see the following list of soon to be restricted breeds:

Chows, Doberman Pinschers, Presa Canarios, Pit Bulls (American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier), Rottweilers, any Wolf Hybrid, or any mix of the aforementioned breeds.

Current Residents: any of the above dogs that are living in Lincoln housing (and are properly registered with the local municipality and the Lincoln housing office) on or before June 15, 2010, will be allowed to stay. After June 15, 2010, current residents will no longer be allowed to bring new dogs of the above breeds into housing. That includes new dog purchases/adoptions as well as litters of existing dogs.

New Residents: as of May 1, 2010, Lincoln ceased to sign new leases with any family possessing a dog from the restricted breed list. Any resident that moved in after May 1, 2010 will not be allowed to possess dogs from the restricted breed list.

Current Residents Transferring from one Lincoln home to another: will be handled on a case by case basis. Factors that will be taken into consideration will be (i) whether the resident is choosing to move or they are moving due to circumstances beyond their control, (ii) history of resident and pet compliance with policies, (iii) history (if any) of complaints against the dog(s).

Note: these restrictions to [sic] not apply to doctor ordered service animals.

Please call our office if you have any questions and we thank you for your cooperation with this effort.

District Manager

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