Pit bulls are moving to the U.S. from Canada.
This after the animal-control bylaw suspension in Montreal was overturned in December.
All Breed Rescue in Williston, Vt. picked up Lyly (pronounced Lee-Lee) Tuesday in Swanton, after the cross the border with folks from the Montreal SPCA, all in hopes of giving this pit bull a new home.
The ban prevents people in Montreal from adopting pit bulls. If you have one, you need a special license for the dog. Since talks of the ban in September, All Breed Rescue, as well as a few other shelters in Vermont, have been working to secure these dogs in homes.
Lyly is one of two dogs brought over the border today. Carolyn Paddock-Moore, the Vice President of All Breed Rescue, says Lyly was surrendered by her owner and could have been put down if she stayed in Montreal.
Paddock-Moore says Lyly is a sweet heart and only understands French.
“She had her little seatbelt on in the back seat so she could see out the front window, so she was watching me drive and getting treats every once and a while,” Paddock-Moore said. “The behaviors of dogs is so much about the training they’ve had and the behaviors that have been taught to them.”
The other dog brought to Vermont today, Sumo, went to the rescue Pibbles and More.