Pets

Disabled Man Sues for Right to Use Pit Bull as Service Dog

Miami-Dade County in Florida has banned the breed

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A disabled man sued Miami-Dade County for the right to keep his service dog, Lucky, a pit bull—a breed that the city and county have seen fit to ban under threat of death.

Miami-Dade County has fined Felix Conde $10,715 for keeping his service dog, and threatened kill Lucky and to put a lien on Conde's property if he doesn't pay, Conde says in his federal lawsuit.

He had to exile Lucky from the county, as its law allows Miami-Dade County to kill the dog if it stays there.