Can’t travel through Winnipeg with my dog, either!
My previous post about travelling through Ontario with your dogs came about as a result of someone who wants to move from the West Coast to Nova Scotia and would like to drive there. Obviously, unless she wants to take her dogs into the States and then back up into Montreal, that’s not going to happen.
Even if she did make that choice, she would have to drop down even further south to avoid Ohio which, even though technically she’d not be breaking the law going through there, would still be a very dangerous place to go with dogs that some gung-ho Animal Control officer might decide are "pit bulls".
Some people made suggestions that she drive to Winnipeg and then fly with her dogs to Montreal or Nova Scotia from there, with her husband driving the car, sans dogs and wife, through Ontario.
So, knowing that Winnipeg had a ban on dogs that they decide are "pit bulls", I wrote a letter asking if someone could temporarily bring their dog into the city limits.
Here was that city’s reply:
Good evening Mr. Barker,
Unfortunately, as Pit Bulls are banned within the City of Winnipeg, they may not be brought into City limits.
Thank you for contacting Winnipeg 311.
311 Contact Centre
And just to be clear, in case anyone was wondering, Winnipeg airport is inside Winnipeg city limits, so they’d have to break the law to get to the airport, even if the airport itself might be a "safe haven".
So now they’re looking at driving to Calgary and then flying from there. Hubby gets to drive solo for around 5,000 kilometres (3,000 miles).
Nice country we live in, EH?
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