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Save Zeus in MOREAUVILLE, La.

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Please sign this petition to save this family dog, Zeus who is a pit bull. Zeus acts as a therapy dog for its owner who has medical problems.

On October 13, the village passed an ordinance that states if you own a pit bull or a Rottweiler, you must get rid of it by December 1 or they will take it for "disposition."
This is what has occurred so far regarding this ordinance.

News Channel 5 reached out to village to hear its side of the story.

Alderman Penn Lemoine said the ordinance was created to appease several residents.

"We had several residents that were complaining about not being able to walk along the neighborhoods because these dogs were basically running along town," Lemoine said in a phone interview.

We asked Lemoine about dog attacks...

"There have been, but I don't think they're documented," he said.

And, if they plan to kill the dogs they collect on December 1...

"I'd rather not elaborate on that," he said.

"Is that what it is? Are you going to kill the dogs?" asked reporter, Brooke Buford.

"If that's what the ordinance says, then that's what it says," Lemoine responded.

Lemoine told us he owns a German Shepard. But, he only considers pit bulls and Rottweilers as "vicious."

He also says what the town is doing is completely legal.

If you had a pit bull or a rottweiller as your family dog would you want your dog killed by your town?

Please take a moment and sign this petition so maybe these dog ownerswon't see their beloved dogs killed simply because of their breed.

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