Late yesterday, The Canadian Kennel Club
announced that it would be, once again, adding support funding for the Supreme
Court challenge of Ontario Bill 132. The CKC had donated $5,000 in 2007 and
yesterday, announced that an additional $8,000 contribution would be made to the
Banned Aid Coalition, in support of this current challenge.
The Banned Aid Coalition has witnessed
Canada-wide, dog-owner support as they seek to raise immediate funds to pay
outstanding legal fees and secure their day with the SUPREME COURT of Canada.
The constitutional challenge of Ontario Bill 132, the “pit bull” ban, has not
ended yet! Your response has exceeded the $67,000 goal to cover the outstanding
fees and before close of business January 31, Banned Aid will file for the
Leave of Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Estimated costs of the
filing alone will run in the neighbourhood of $30,000, but the
Coalition hasn't let up, and neither can we.
“We can’t thank The Canadian Kennel Club, its Members, and Clubs
enough,” said Banned Aid Treasurer, Cathy Prothro. “The response has been
Having raised and paid $650,000 to date, Banned Aid, through the
“Dollars for Dogs” campaign, looked to all dog owners as their front-line
contributors. “Now” continued Prothro, “the next step will be to continue
pulling together in the hope the appeal is
accepted. Should we be granted the
go-ahead, our efforts will turn to raising
the additional $70,000 needed for legal preparation,
research, and appearance for the actual proceedings.”
“Dollars for Dogs” encourages each and every dog owner to simply
contribute $1.00 for every dog they own. The campaign hit the cyber world
Saturday, January 11 as a last resort effort.
Updates will be posted right here on the CKC website so you can
see your efforts grow in support of this cause.
To respond now with your “Dollar
for Dogs” donation on behalf of the dogs you’ve loved, please use the Paypal
donate button via www.doglegislationcouncilcanada.org or for
larger contributions send directly to:
Clayton Ruby in trust for Banned-Aid11 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B2
the Supreme Court hearing does not happen, then the door of breed specific
legislation will be forever open. Help close the door.