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Waterford Township considers change to dog breed ordinance

Posted: 5:23 AM, Aug 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-22 13:08:42Z
Waterford Twp. looking at dog breed ordinance
Waterford Twp. looking at dog breed ordinance

A change to an ordinance could impact dog owners in Waterford Township. 

The Waterford Township Board of Trustees is looking at changing the ordinance that bans pit bulls. It would call for a veterinarian to determine the breed of the animal before a final decision is made.

Remember Diggy--the American bulldog/pit bull mix that took the internet by storm?

Diggy's owner Dan Tillery was told he had to remove the dog from the township because it looked like a pit bull. However, a veterinarian later determined Diggy was an American bulldog.

The debate over whether the dog could stay created a commotion within the township. 

We’ll keep you posted on what happens at tonight’s board meeting.