Dan felt as if history was repeating itself. The previous year he couldn’t own a dog because his landlord didn’t allow him to have any pets. Now he owns his own house and he still can’t have a pet, for a reason still unclear.
This whole scenario was frustrating and breaking his heart. It was unfair and unclear and Dan had to get to the bottom of this. Diggy wasn’t a Pitbull, so what was going on?
Time for Some Police Authorities
The police officers come across Dan's post too. That's how they ended up knocking on his door. They stood there and told Dan very clearly, that he was breaking the law. They said that according to the local law of Waterford Township, which is where Dan lives, it was illegal to own a Pitbull or even a Pitbull mix.
They carried on and added that Dan could either return Diggy to the shelter where he got him from, or he could be charged with a federal offense.
They Had the Wrong Dog
Dan didn't understand what was going on. Diggy was a great dog, never threatened anyone, and he was obedient and calm. And anyway, he wasn't a Pitbull.
The police officers approached Diggy near the gate and he gave them a big wet lick on the face. He was friendly and lovely and wasn't endangering anyone. One of the police officers took a photo of him.
It Was Time for Some Proof
Dan took Diggy's adoption papers from out to the drawer. It clearly indicated that Diggy was an American Bulldog. There was no question about that. Dan was sure this would be enough for the police to get off his back.
Unbelievably, this wasn't the case. Dan presented the certificates and all the other papers he had. The response he got from the police officers was the last thing Dan could imagine happening.
It's Never Enough
The adoption papers weren't enough, apparently. They said that as far as they were concerned, Diggy was a pit bull and they didn't care less about what the papers indicated.
Lt. Todd Hasselbach, who represented the police station, said: “It looks like a pit to me.’’ The adoption papers were useless. There was nothing Dan could do. Would he now have to part from his would companion?