Camp Lejeune, NC: Banned breeds no longer grandfathered

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:

New Lejeune pet policy bans specific breeds, aggressive dogs

August 04, 2012 8:55 AM


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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3 responses to “Camp Lejeune, NC: Banned breeds no longer grandfathered

  1. God are they mad move out of town or give up their dogs ? Have they all gone crasy ??????????????????/ THIS IS WRONG STAND UP FOR YOURS AND THE ANIMALS RIGHTS … BEFORE YOU HAVE NONE….

  2. This is horrible… children are going to have to give up beloved family pets. If a dog has been owned by a family and shown no history of being aggressive there is no reason for that pet to have to be re homed or destroyed. Many families will not have the ability to move off of base and will not be able to find new homes for their pets… shelters are already over run… many innocent dogs will be put to death. So sad, and cruel.

  3. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON … GET TOGETHER AND PROTEST PETITON THE GOVERNMENT TO HELP YOU FOR GOD SAKE FIGHT !!!!!! dont let them tell you what pet you can have or not im dad sure they wouldnt be taking my dog if they took my dog they take me with it !!!!! bastards