NYCHA: Pit Bulls, 26 Other Breeds Prohibited from the Projects
Also, project-dwellers may not keep a dog over 25 pounds; the previous limit was 40, though if a weightier pet was previously registered with the Authority, he or she will be grandfathered in. So will the embargoed breeds, prompting a poster at the Pitbull Chat Forum, Bronx certified nursing assistant luckilylovinlyfe, to urge her fellows to "register your dog by APRIL 30TH... And even if you dont live in NYCHA your suppossed to register your dog anyhow... you dont ever want to run into problems where you are forced to give up your dog because of lack of registration."
The ASPCA is against the policy: "We oppose laws that discriminate against particular breeds or impose excessive weight restrictions," says their senior VP Laura Maloney. One project-dweller interviewed by NY1 is also displeased. "If they are not raising them to be vicious then I don't see what's the problem," says the unnamed Queensbridge Houses resident. Photo (cc) audreyjm529.