Facing an edict that would prohibit "vicious dogs" in Moreauville, La., a local family is taking a stand against pit bull bans.
The ordinance would make the Owens' family pit bull, Zeus, no longer welcome in their town as of Dec. 1. Under this order, Rottweilers and pit bulls who remain in the town would be taken away and their families would be fined.
The Owens haven't taken the proposed legislation lightly - instead, they've created a petition (which has been signed by more than 280,000 people), taken to social media and have met with local officials to keep their family together.
Zeus plays a therapeutic role to daughter O'Hara Owen, who uses a neck brace and wheelchair due to severe neck problems, news outlet KALB reported. In light of this information - and a national outpouring of support in favor of Zeus - Moreauville council member Penn Lemoine said the city plans to revisit the ordinance. Lemoine told the Times-Picayune that the ban was a "mistake" and that the early December deadline had been abandoned, saying: