Gabriela Nowakowska just wants her dog, Rambo, back.
This ten-month-old pit bull puppy has been scheduled to be euthanized under Ontario, Canada’s new dog laws.
Rambo was caught by Mississauga animal control officers on Christmas Day after he got loose from his backyard. Rambo’s owner, Gabriela Nowakowska, was told she is not permitted to own Rambo under amendments passed by the Ontario government to limit pit bulls.
Nowakowska said she wants to go to court to fight for Rambo, but the city of Mississauga officials have told her that she will most likely lose.
She said she doesn’t have the money for a legal fight, but animal welfare groups are helping her find a lawyer and is rallying up public support and donations for her fight to get Rambo back.
A petition to free Rambo has been started and one person who is collecting signatures said, “Your taking her dog is like taking her child. I think this is animal cruelty. You are going to kill an innocent puppy and for what? Because he is a pit bull?”
Meanwhile, Rambo has been held at the city animal control center until his fate is decided for him.
Source: The Mississauga News