Thanks to a breed ban in the city of Yakima, Washington, a woman’s service dog was impounded. According to KATU News, Danika Denton’s mixed breed dog, Romeo, was impounded by the city because he appears to be a pit bull.
Thanks to Dento’s family, who lives nearby in the small town of Selah, Romeo was able to be released, but he is no longer living with his owner because he is banned in Yakima. Denton, who believes that her dog is a Labrador retriever mix, has secured the help of Seattle attorney, Adam Karp, to fight Romeo’s removal from her home.
Karp stated, “Romeo has an innate ability to really aid Danika and that makes him an emotional support animal, but he is also a service dog because of the individualized training,”
The Yakima city breed ban has been in effect since 1987 – the banned breeds include: American pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American bulldogs and American Staffordshire terriers
(Screenshot via KATU News)
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