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Although it seems unfair and outdated, breed-specific laws continue to exist in the United States and across the globe in an effort to reduce the number of dangerous dogs. The laws are extremely difficult and costly to enforce, but many communities continue to outlaw certain breeds they deem "threatening."…

Brandie at home before being labeled a dangerous dog. The Lipsky Family Authorities in Broward County have good news for the Lipsky family and even better news for an 11-year-old Husky named Brandie. The famous dog that's spent the last six months on death row is coming home in time for the holidays, according to the Sun Sentinel. As it turns out, Brandie didn't need the help of Gov. Charlie Crist or even St. Nick. In the wake of the November elections, a shift in Broward County politics has given the Lipsky family something to celebrate. Even as Mayor Chip LaMarca is working to change the county's zero-tolerance dangerous dog laws, the Lipsky family has been offered a legal settlement...

Lipsky Family Brandie, the 11-year-old husky, is hoping for a last-minute reprieve from Gov. Charlie Crist's office. This one-time rescue pup has been awaiting her final punishment on death row for six months, per the unusually tough dangerous dog laws of Broward County, Fla. According to the Sun Sentinel, Brandie was charged under the county's zero-tolerance law after a deadly run-in with an off-leash teacup poodle named Jack. State law allows a dog two attacks before declaring it dangerous. Broward County, however, allows only one and has put at least 56 dogs to sleep since the law's passage in May 2008. Broward County's law states that any dog that seriously injures or kills a person...

stevendepolo, Flickr Do you love your big lug of a pit bull? Adore your sweetheart of a mastiff? If you lived in Vienna, Austria, you'd be facing major hassles. Last week, the city passed a controversial new law that will require the owners of so-called "fight dogs" to carry a license proving they can keep their pets in check. Alexander Willer, a spokesman for Vienna's main animal shelter, told the Associated Press that the list of affected dogs -- including rottweilers, pit bull terriers, mastiffs, and others -- was compiled "at random." He added that this kind of discrimination makes it harder for abandoned dogs of these breeds to find new homes. Austria isn't the only country cracking...

"I would like to ferociously attack a sandwich." Photo: mutts and such/Flickr With more and more reports of pit bull attacks in public housing, New York City will soon ban "dangerous" dogs within the buildings. The strict ban, which goes in effect next May, prohibits residents from keeping any dog (with the exception of service dogs), that weigh over 25 lbs. New York's city-run Animal Care and Control reports at least 113 dogs have been given up because of the ban, and 49 of those have been euthanized. The ban is one of the strictest in the country. According to a recent New York Times article, "A spokesman for the Housing Authority, Howard Marder, said the new rules were a response to...