do not talk much about Cici’s spots/Dal side, but this is a wonderful resource about Dalmatians…
now on to the pit bull side…
first, the good news…
Seven happy and healthy former Vick dogs have reunited, five years later
how to adopt or rehome a pit bull
Now, the not so good news, a”vicious” pit bull KTLA banned from the show.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Nancy.Cruz@ktla.com
Yesterday morning, Sally was scheduled to be on KTLA, a local news station in Los Angeles, with two adoptable dogs, Gideon and Franklyn (see Franklyn’s video)
Franklyn’s foster lives an hour away and arrived early to be there.
Prior to the day, the producers of the show asked for descriptions of the dogs and were given them.
When they arrived, one of the show producers came out, looked at Franklyn (who was busy kissing a human admirer) and said, “Oh no. We have an anti Pit-Bull policy.”
I calmly told her that we were not informed of this, and had we been, we would have cancelled our appearance as breed discrimination is not something I tolerate, and more so, is against public policy.*
She stated that I could go on with Gideon but not Franklyn. I told her that if Franklyn was not allowed, I was leaving as well, so she went in to talk to another show producer. 30 minutes later in the freezing cold, she came outside to say that they would not allow Franklyn on the air. I explained that this is also a violation of law and that they would have to find something else to fill the spot since there is no way I would support or be in a show that discriminates.
Gideon, Franklyn, and his foster Sally then left.
* California Food & Ag code Section 31683 states, in relevant part: “Except as provided in Section 122331 of the Health and Safety Code, no program regulating any dog shall be specific as to breed.”
JOIN ME IN TELLING KTLA THAT YOU WILL NOT SUPPORT BREED DISCRIMINATION. KTLA can use some education about pit bulls and could do a show about pit bulls. Be polite and professional. Thanks.
Contact details are below.
Producers for today:
email@example.com and 323.460.5530 (DIRECT)
Fax Number: Morning News: 323-460-5404
To send an email to the morning news in general:
Fill in online form for “Contact the Morning News:”
Address for letters:
5800 SUNSET BLVD. | LOS ANGELES, CA. 90028