Why are pitbulls banned in Miami?
The Miami-Dade County, Fla., ban was first initiated in 1989, after then 7-year-old Melissa Moreira was attacked by a dog who bore resemblance to a Pit Bull. Moreira’s face was severely injured, the skin torn back to the bone in places.
Are pit bulls legal in Florida?
In Florida, only Miami-Dade County has a ban on Pit bulls, according to dogsbite.org. Don’t expect to see any legislation like that in NE Florida, though, as no one else is allowed to do it. Florida prohibits local governments from enacting these breed specific laws. Miami-Dade’s ordinance was grandfathered in.
Where are pitbulls banned in Florida?
It is illegal in Miami-Dade County to own or keep American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, or any other dog that substantially conforms to any of these breeds’ characteristics, according to the Miami-Dade County ordinance, Chapter 5, Sec. 5-17.