Breed Ban Lifted After Pit Bull Heroically Defends Owner From Attack

Jamie Kraczkowski’s pit bull, named Isis, defended her against a violent physical attacked by her drunk boyfriend, Jamie Dopke. Dogs truly can be our best friend and save people in many ways. Isis literally saved Jamie. Krackzkowski said that the dog realized that she was being abused and stated the following, according to the Examiner.

“Finally, when my head got hit against the wall, she just grabbed his pant leg and she was done. She was done with him abusing me — and abusing her.”

Unfortunately, pit bulls often get a bad rap. And there was a ban on pit bulls in Hazel Park, Michigan, where Isis lives. The ban had been in place since 2013.

Dopke had a bite wound to his leg and bolted away. When Isis’s heroic deed came to the attention of city officials, instead of being rewarded as a hero, the dog was ordered out of the town due to the breed ban. Breed-specific legislation places a blanket ban on a breed, and doesn’t take into account the specific temperament and acts of the individual dog.

There was a city council meeting about the breed ban against pit bulls. Magan Bouchard is a resident of the town who, like some other pit bull advocates, stood up for the breed. Bouchard stated the following at the meeting, according to My Fox Detroit.

“It’s not just just pit bulls. I’ve got nieces and they have a pit bull and live up north and the dog protects the baby. If you have a responsible owner, pit bulls are great dogs.”

But the city eventually made an about-face and decided to lift the ban. City Manager Edward Klobucher stated that the original ban was put in place because the city couldn’t “ban stupid owners.” He stated the following, according to My Fox Detroit.

“We can’t ban stupid owners so we looked to try to address what was a serious public health situation when we had 40-something bites by pit bulls in the past few years.”

So, happily, Isis now can remain with Kraczkowski. But there are still some stipulations on what owners of pit bulls must do in order to be able to keep their beloved companions in Hazel Park, Michigan. They are required to: keep their pets licensed, have the dog’s vaccinations up-to-date, keep the dogs inside of fenced yards, have the dogs go through a behavioral assessment to make sure that they’re not dangerous, and maintain homeowner’s (or renter’s) insurance.

What do you think of bans on specific breeds that don’t take into account the temperament or actions of a specific dog? What do you think about banning pit bulls? Please leave your comments below.

Another family is happy to have their pit bull back. The Byerly family of North Carolina is ecstatic. Their family member, a pit bull named Duke, is back. The dog was stolen from their front yard after a strange vehicle stopped and took him. The passenger door of a four-door, white car took Duke and sped off. The family reported him missing and offered a reward. Duke came back after either escaping from or being dumped by his captors. Unfortunately, he came back with wounds indicative of someone fighting him or using him as a bait dog, according to an article in the Inquisitr. Luckily, he will recover and is back where he is loved.

[Pit bull (not Isis), Photo By Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images]