Camp Lejeune, NC, like many other Marine Corps bases, has had a breed ban in base housing for “pit bulls” and Rottweilers since 2009. However, they allowed current base housing residents to grandfather their dogs.
Lejeune has now changed the pet policy. Grandfathered dogs are no longer allowed. All owners of “pit bulls” and Rottweilers must remove their dogs from base housing by September 30. No exceptions.
There’s an ongoing online petition you can sign to ask military officials to standardize military pet policies, including removing base breed bans: http://www.change.org/petitions/standardize-military-pet-policies
New Lejeune pet policy bans specific breeds, aggressive dogs
August 04, 2012 8:55 AM
AMANDA WILCOX – DAILY NEWS STAFF
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is changing their pet policy and banning all aggressive dogs and specific dog breeds as of Sept. 30.
Although the Marine Corps banned aggressive dog breeds in 2009, owners who had lived on a Marine Corps base with a restricted dog prior to the ban were allowed to “grandfather in” their dogs and keep them on base but new residents were not allowed to bring the restricted breeds on base when they moved.
Animal Control has recently taken over pet registration aboard Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River, and as a result, they’re enforcing a stricter ban on pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf hybrids.
As of Sept. 30, regardless of when the dog was acquired, all owners of pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf hybrids must either move out in town or give up their dog. [...]
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