Even more alarming, Devine says, the legislation is so vaguely worded, it's impossible to know how much damage it can cause.
"It does not make any sense," she says. "I have a legal background and read the legislation a thousand times and can't understand what it will entail."
Ultimately, the law could affect just about any medium-sized dog "with short fur and a big head," she adds.
In other words, if you happen to be a dog, or love a dog, in Montreal, you have reason to worry.
Especially since, despite a tide of criticism from animal advocates around the world, the ban is expected to be approved by the city council on Monday.
"We're still encouraging people to reach out to their elected officials," Devine says. "But ... it's an uphill battle."