Hi, my name's Lilla and I am a Bulldog X Staffordshire terrier. I'm almost 5 years old and I could really use some help. Recently the law changed in Victoria and people are now saying that I am dangerous because I have some physical similarities to a Pit Bull Terrier. Even if I was a Pit Bull X, I don't think all of them are dangerous, do you?
My mummy is sick and has been since before she adopted me. It's my job to look after her when we are home alone. She taught me what to do when she collapses and I know how to wake her up when she is not moving. I was also born with a heart condition, so mummy and I look after each other and spend every day cuddling.
Mummy tells me now that the Council wants to separate us, they want me locked in a cage. I don't want to be locked in a cage because if I am there will be no one to look after my mummy. Apparently there is an alternative to a cage, but mummy wont tell me what it is, she just said something about the sky and a place called doggy heaven.
I know I am not the only one that is being punished by the new Restricted Breed Legislation. The standard regarding identifying a Pit Bull or Pit Bull cross is so broad that any dog can be deemed a Pit Bull Terrier. In fact, my brother, a Pomeranian X Chihuahua, meets more of the standard than I do. I worry for every cross bred dog out there because there is no way to prove what you are or are not.
Furthermore, there is evidence out there that suggests that Breed Specific Legislation is inherently flawed. Several countries have repealed Breed Specific Legislation as it does not work, along with many states and towns in the USA and Canada.
If you think that the current Breed Specific Law in Victoria is flawed and that innocent loving and loved pets should not have to suffer, please like this page and leave a message of support to help my mum raise awareness and fight for my life.
If you wish to view the current standard for identifying a pitbull please go to http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/pets/about-pets/legislation-and-regulation/standard-for-restricted-breed-dogs and see if your beloved pet would pass. Remember, there is no ruling on how much of the standard a dog has to meet so even if its just one part, your dog could be declared a restricted breed.