What's more, the city appears to be making it as difficult as possible for dog owners to even leap through those hoops. In October, each of Montreal's 19 boroughs will host very narrow time slots during which pit bull owners can register for the required permit.
Devine says it's just a 3-hour window in the middle of the workday.
"To say that there's only a 3-hour window that you can go and get this permit is going to mean the difference between life and death for your animal," she says. "And if you can afford all of the necessities that you need to have in order to obtain it."
"And if your criminal background check comes back clean. And if you happen to think you're dog is subject to legislation," she says.
And, well, you get the idea.