Independence Bans Pit Bulls
Independence, MO - After several devastating pit bull attacks, including the near fatal attack of Alan Hill, Independence, Missouri banned pit bull type dogs. Why the Missouri Pit Bull Rescue group (MRP) and Maggie Moo's Ice Creamery thought it would be a good idea to have a "pit bull fundraiser" in the same town is unknown. Town members did not stand for it and got the event stopped.
Complaint calls to the corporate offices of Maggie Moo's canceled the fundraiser for Missouri's Pit Bull Rescue organization.
The fundraiser, dubbed Celebrity Scoop Night, was scheduled for Thursday at Maggie Moo's, 19130 East 39th Street, to benefit the non-profit organization that places abused or "homeless" pit bulls into temporary foster homes. The MPR spokesperson (who clearly has a few spokes missing) said: "I am saddened that individuals would make threats on a business that is just trying to help out a non-profit group."
MPR is a group that promotes responsible pit bull ownership, fights pit bull legislation and specifically fought to keep Independence, Missouri from instituting a pit bull ban . MPR might do better by attempting such a fundraiser in a different Missouri town. However, it would be wise to avoid other Missouri towns that have also banned pit bulls including: Cameron, Clayton, Ferguson, Florissant, Liberty, Springfield and Wentzville.
12/04/08: Flashback: What Pit Bull Attack Victims Suffer: Alan Hill