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Miami-Dade County, FL: DNA test fails to sway hearing officer

The dog in question has done nothing wrong. It is merely short-haired and somewhat “muscular.” Dog Trial: Case Of Mistaken Identity? Owner Says Miami-Dade Animal Services Has Wrong Dog POSTED: Saturday, August 1, 2009 UPDATED: 9:44 am EDT August 3, 2009 … Continue reading

Broward County Florida legislator seeking a pit bull ban

Miami-Dade county has a well-known pit bull ban. One lawmaker in Broward County is now seeking to ban pit bulls as well.  According to the New Times… “Barbara Sharief, Vice Mayor of the Broward County Commission, will introduce a motion … Continue reading


We reported that two separate pieces of legislation had been proposed in Miami-Dade and would be voted on Tuesday night. Officials chose to adopt Commissioner Diaz’s proposed ‘Dangerous Dog Registry’ last night.  The new ordinance increases fines from $500 to … Continue reading

MIAMI-DADE, FL – Commissioners Propose Dangerous Dog Registry

Just weeks after Miami-Dade asked the public to decide the fate of the pit bull ban, two Commissioners propose separate bills to change the current dangerous dog ordinance. Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz has proposed that officials adopt measures to create … Continue reading

Tamarac FL – Pit Bull Ordinance Under Fire

According to [Florida] State Code Chapter767 “DAMAGE BY DOGS” Section 14 ‘Additional local restrictions authorized’, local governments are prohibited from enacting regulations specific to breed.  However, the section is not applicable to any local ordinance that was adopted prior to … Continue reading

Florida legislative session over, HB 997 / SB 1322 dead

The Florida legislature wrapped up on March 9. HB 997 / SB 1322, which would have repealed Miami-Dade’s breed ban, did not make it. HB 997 was waiting on a second hearing, and SB 1322 was stuck in a subcommittee. … Continue reading

Florida SB 1322 stopped in committee

Edit 2/29/12: After some reading, we are now fairly sure the “temporarily postponed” status is a euphemism for “did not pass.” SB 1322 is stuck in committee. The legislative session ends on March 9, so there is very little time left to … Continue reading