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Aurelia, IA update: Council settles with service dog owner

Many thanks to Animal Farm Foundation for providing this update on the Aurelia, IA court case that pitted Aurelia’s breed ban against Jim Saks and his service dog Snickers. Aurelia probably finally realized it couldn’t win its case, because the ADA prohibits a … Continue reading

Aurelia, IA: City will go to court over “pit bull” service dog

Aurelia, IA, has decided to meet officer and service dog owner James Sak in court. The city has a ban on “pit bulls,” and Mr. Sak’s service dog, Snickers, looks like a “pit bull.” The city has refused to allow Mr. Sak’s … Continue reading

Aurelia, IA loses court case, “pit bull” service dog returned

Many thanks to Kim for keeping us updated on this case! Animal Farm Foundation is pleased to announce that the Honorable Judge Mark W. Bennett ( ) granted the motion for preliminary injunction for Snickers, a service dog, to be … Continue reading

Aurelia, IA: Breed ban violates ADA, takes veteran’s service dog

In July 2010, the Department of Justice revised the Americans with Disabilities Act, issuing an opinion that service dogs should be excluded from local breed bans and breed restrictions. However, some municipalities (notably, Denver) have refused to modify their breed ban to … Continue reading