Ask your member of Congress to support the Pets Belong with Families Act (HR 5828).
Most Americans view their pets as members of the family — but particular dog breeds are unfairly restricted from public housing, forcing otherwise responsible owners to part with beloved pets.
Public housing authorities currently restrict a variety of popular breeds, such as boxers, German shepherds, Great Danes, American Staffordshire terriers, and any dog that may be a mix thereof.
Breed-specific restrictions target low-income pet owners who should not be forced to choose between a well-behaved pet and keeping a roof over their head.
If enacted, HR 5828 — the Pets Belong with Families Act — will prohibit public housing agencies from imposing breed restrictions on household pets owned by residents.
TAKE ACTION: Ask your member of Congress to support and cosponsor HR 5828.