Over a year ago, the Lappens rescued three animals and welcomed the two dogs and one cat into their family. Almost three weeks ago, Kelly Lappen was told by local police that one of her rescued family members, Clay, a Pit Bull, would have to be displaced from her home and put at risk once again.
More specifically, Lappen was told on August 30th that she would have to get rid of Clay within twenty days. Shocked by the news delivered by the policemen at her door, Lappen was told that her friendly, non-aggressive dog had to be relocated because of the type of dog that Clay is. Explaining further, the officers said that Lappen’s home town, Waunakee, Wisconsin, has a law in place that makes it illegal for residents to own Pit Bulls regardless of a given dog’s temperament and behavioral history.
Determined to keep her family intact, Kelly created a Facebook page that details her family’s plight which you can visit by clicking here. One of the people who saw the Facebook page Kelly created to garner support for Clay went a step further and created a fund on YouCaring.com that will be used to help the Lappens hire a lawyer to keep their family together. You can learn more about YouCaring.com and contribute to the Lappens’ legal fund by clicking here.
If you want to prevent Clay and her loving parents from being victims of breed discrimination, please contribute to the fund set up to help them. If the fund reaches “just” $500, it’s likely that the Lexus Fund will lend its assistance as well…and give the Lappens a very real chance to keep their family together.
Every penny counts! Please contribute if you can!