DIGGY UPDATE! Incremental Progress as Township Tweaks Ordinance

What began as a simple, happy, adoption story has since morphed into what could be a watershed case for opponents of breed-specific legislation.

The face that launched a thousand signatures.
The face that launched a thousand signatures.

It’s been several months since a pair of winning smiles, one human, one canine, captured not only hearts on the Internet, but the eye of Detroit-area officials who thought the dog violated the neighborhood’s ban on pit bulls.

When Dan Tillery adopted Diggy from the Detroit Dog Rescue, he didn’t know he’d become the ground-zero player in helping undo his neighborhood’s breed-specific legislation, but that’s exactly what happened.

Since the snafu began, he and his dog have enjoyed a groundswell of support, and that’s led to a tweak of the ordinance that would have had Diggy evicted had action not been taken.

The prohibition doesn’t change,” Trustee Anthony Bartolotta told the Detroit News, but amendments approved Monday night offer more clarity and “make it easier for the dog owners and the township” when confusion about a breed arises.

Back in June, the eager new owner posted a sweet selfie online and it went super-viral, sparking mostly positive comments. A few neighbors, however, believed Diggy to be at least part pit bull, which violated an ordinance that had been in effect since 1990.

Tillery was cited by police, but his story inspired locals long less-than-enthused about the law into action. A petition supporting Diggy and other breeds made the rounds and hundreds of supporters gathered at a township board meeting that month. Tillery was permitted to keep his dog for 10 more days while a court sorted things out.

Tillery and his girlfriend are still waiting for their day in court.
Tillery and his girlfriend are still waiting for their day in court.

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As of Monday, Tillery said he’s still waiting for a court date. Diggy remains in his care.

Detroit Dog Rescue, which helped secure the adoption, has provided veterinary records that they say prove Diggy is an American bulldog.

Bartolotta said the new ordinance update was not prompted by Diggy’s case alone. “We’ve been discussing this a long time. We knew we had to tweak it a little bit.”

Under the changes the township board approved in a 6-1 vote, Waterford Township doesn’t have to rely only on its animal control officers to determine whether a dog is a pit bull. It also lets owners challenge such an identification through an approved veterinarian.

Some people feel the changes aren’t enough.

“They keep biting at this ordinance and making little changes, but this is an archaic law,” said Kristina Rinaldi, executive director at Detroit Dog Rescue. “There were so many residents of Waterford who spoke and don’t want this pit bull ban.”

Meanwhile, Tillery and Diggy are still waiting.

“The ban for pit bulls in general is ridiculous, so any steps toward making it more lenient are good,” he said.

2 thoughts on “DIGGY UPDATE! Incremental Progress as Township Tweaks Ordinance

  1. This entire system that you BELIEVE is government, are actually private CONTRACTORS, THIRD PARTY DEBT COLLECTORS, collecting a FAKE DEBT THAT YOU DO NOT OWE, for the Federal Reserve, for a percentage of the ROBBERY. They are robbing your strawman account. THEY ARE NOT GOV’T. THEY HAVE NO AUTHORITY EXCEPT WHAT THEY CAN DEFRAUD YOU AND EXTORT YOU INTO BELIEVE AND “COOPERATING” (EXTORTING) WITH. THEM BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN DEFRAUDED AND EXTORTED BY THESE PIRATES.
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    Your straw man account is worth MANY BILLIONS OF fake “dollars” (FRNs). Please video google “Meet Your Strawman” and “Meet your strawman! Your birth certificate is worth billions”. They HAVE NO LAW. THEY ARE A MAFIA, A CLUB THAT IS PLUNDERING THE PEOPLE FOR THE FEDERAL RESERVE…ULTLMATELY FOR THE JESUIT RUN VATICAN, which owns the world debt and all fiat currencies worldwide.
    They are pretending to have authority by “deliberating”. They are fakers. They are liars. They are thieves. THEY ARE TYRANTS AND OPPRESSORS, AND ITS NOT JUST THE “POLICE”. They belong to a banking cabal, they are cultists who prey on the people for PRIVATE PROFIT and when you “cooperate” with these oppressors, they take that as giving them consent! It’s like you are robbed at gunpoint, which the fake “police” do all the time by “detaining” (arresting) people for “traffic violations” (they are THIRD PARTY DEBT COLLECTORS, NOT GOV’T AND THEY ARE SCAMMING YOU AND WILL KILL YOU IF AND WHEN IT SERVES THEIR PURPOSES) And they will make profit off of your death, by plundering the birth certificate straw man account, worth MANY BILLIONS – but you can’t get to it. THEY CAN, BECAUSE THEY RE THIRD PARTY DEBT COLLECTORS.
    Please, I beg you, to study and understand what these wicked tyrants are doing to us, our families, our dogs. YOU MUST WAKE UP AND LEARN HOW TO STOP THEM.
    Please go to google and type in “Bombshell: Rod Class Gets Fourth Ruling All Gov’t Offices are Vacant, Gov’t Officials are Private Contractors”. Read it. THINK ABOUT WHAT THESE PHONIES, THESE KILLERS, THESE ENSLAVERS are doing to you. THEY ARE COLLECTING THE FEDERAL RESERVE’S FAKE DEBT for a percentage of the action. Do not “help” them come up with “breeed specific legislation. That is a trick to get you to “cooperate”, then they can claim their robbery is LEGAL! THEY ARE WICKED, CRUEL PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO OPPRESS AND STEAL FROM THE INNOCENT AND HELPLESS. Go to the Rod Class AIB Radio talkshoe channel 48361, and listen to talks 456 to 461. Listen to all of his talks if you can. THEY HAVE NO SHAME. THEY LOVE TO OPPRESS AND STEAL. IT’S EASY MONEY FOR THEM. THEY HAVE NO LAWS, NEVER DID AND NEVER WILL.
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    These fake police, fake judges, fake elected officials are run by the Jesuits, who control ALL CENTRAL BANKING WORLDWIDE AND THIS IS HOW THEY ROB THE PEOPLE AND ENRICH THEMSELVES AND THEIR “ELITE”, by accusing you of FAKE, NEVER PASSED CRIMES that are stuffed down your throat by wicked men following the instructions of even more wicked men.

  2. As humans we neglect, abuse and ignore creatures and then wonder why they are aggressive. It turns my stomach to open Yahoo and reads the headlines every day. Regardless of the breed of dog, teach it control, show it compassion, give it love and it will show restraint, obey you & love you in return. It angers me beyond words to here breed bans, There is nothing more narrow minded or racist than that. People are just people, we are not supposed to label them. So lets stop labeling all “pits” or all “bulldogs” into one group. And start having tougher laws for the owners who abuse dogs instead of taking them away from a loving home.

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