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Brampton, Ontario, Canada: K9 crusader signs on with candidate

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Summary: Rui Branco’s family dog was seized by the city of Brampton for being a ‘pitbull,’ and held over three months. Eventually, the dog was returned when an independent assessment said she was not a ‘pitbull.’  Branco has since become the campaign manager for Bruce Haines, opposing the current mayor, Susan Fennell. Branco accuses, “Susan Fennell has refused to independently investigate this matter … all the while wasting tens of thousands of the taxpayers’ dollars to facilitate a cover-up.”

K9 crusader signs on with candidate

Brampton Guardian
* May 27, 2010 – 12:59 PM

Campaign manager. Rui Branco, seen here with Brittany, has signed on as campaign manager for mayoralty candidate Bruce Haines. Photo by Bryon Johnson

The man at the centre of the dog seizure controversy is fighting back in a whole new arena—he is trying to help oust Mayor Susan Fennell.

Full story retrieved May 27, 2010 from http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news/elections/article/822017–k9-crusader-signs-on-with-candidate

Fort Dodge, IA: Candidates’ positions on possible “pit bull” ban

Previous alert for Fort Dodge: http://stopbsl.com/2009/09/20/fort-dodge-ia-fd-council-likely-to-review-animal-laws-monday/

Next city council meeting: October 12, 6:00 PM, City Council Chambers @ City Hall

Contact information for Fort Dodge:
Municipal Building, 819 1st Avenue South, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
Fax 515-573-5751

City Council Members’ Contact Information:

David Flattery, At Large

Richard Inman, At Large

Matt Bemrich, At Large

Curt Olson, Ward 1
H: 573-3551
C: 571-8230

Don Wilson, Ward 2

Cindy Litwiller, Ward 3
Mayor Pro Tem
Litwiller is candidate for mayor and would support breed-specific regulations on “pit bulls,” including special containment, liability insurance, and muzzling.

Dan Payne, Ward 4
Dean of the Council
H: 955-6356
W: 573-4282

Several candidates for the above positions state in this article that they would be in favor of breed-specific regulations for “pit bulls.” Others have said that they would not be in favor of a ban, but did not specify whether they would favor or be against breed-specific laws in general.

Candidates oppose pit bull ban

Mayoral, council hopefuls don’t see need

By BILL SHEA, Messenger staff writer
POSTED: October 4, 2009

[…] But there appears to be no support for a pit bull ban among the candidates for mayor and City Council in this year’s election.

Here, in the second of a series of articles on city issues, those candidates discuss their thoughts on the possibility of a pit bull ban.[…]

Full article retrieved 10/4/09 from http://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/519035.html