Show “Pittieful Love” by Fighting BSL

As most readers know by now, I’m a huge fan of Magnet Lady Kathleen Henn‘s original doggy art.

After learning about the premature loss of Knox, beloved dog and a dog star of the Baltimore-based blog Pittieful Love, I knew I wanted to help them commemorate his life with a custom magnet.


Although the Magnet Lady finished the project in short order, it took a while for me to get the gift in the mail. It was received around the same time that the Maryland Court of Appeals dealt a blow to all dogs like Knox — pit bulls and pit bull type dogs — by deeming them “dangerous.”

This is another in a frustratingly long list of cities and states adopting Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) that hurts pit bulls (and often other dogs like rottweilers) by making it unlawful or legally difficult to adopt or own them.

For more information about why BSL doesn’t work, check out this post by Peace, Love & Fostering.

For more perspectives on the situation in Maryland, check out pit bull lovin’ blog Running with Squirrels and, of course, Pittieful Love.

If you live in Maryland or know people who do, urge them to join the fight against Court of Appeals’ anti-pit bull ruling.

About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on May 7, 2012, in Art and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Love this magnet! What a great way to honor Knox’s memory!

  2. The news from Maryland makes me SICK! I am so upset about it. I only know one family who lives in Maryland, and I plan to contact them about it.

    The magnet you had made is a lovely little way to help commemorate Knox. I agree Kathleen Henn’s magnets make fabulous gifts. I purchase regularly from her and have loved every magnet she’s ever made for me.

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