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Snickers Returns

Good news in Iowa : Following a legal battle, a retired Chicago police officer is reunited with his dog in Iowa. Days after Jim Sak moved to Aurelia, Iowa, to be near his ailing mother, a meter reader reported Sak and his wife to city officials because their dog looked like a pit bull. Aurelia has a ban on all pit bulls. Snickers is a service dog. Sak suffered a stroke in 2008 and counts on his pet to keep him safe.
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Iowa Town's Pitbull Ban Forces Retired Chicago Cop to Give Up Service Dog

United States / Chicago : Chicagoist (3 years ago)

The town of Aurelia, IA has a pitbull ban its city council recently voted 3 to 2 to not make an exception forthe needs of Jim Sak, a retired Chicago police officer who suffered a stroke and has a service dog who's a pitbull mix. [ m... Read Post

Pit Bull Service Dog "Snickers" Reunited with Disabled Owner

Issues & Causes / Animal Rights & Welfare : Change.org's Animals Blog (3 years ago)

In the spirit of the season, U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett played Santa Claus and granted a preliminary injunction ordering the return of Snickers, a service dog to his owner, Jim Sak. Sak, a retired Chicago Police Officer,  suff... Read Post

Heartless Town

Public Safety / Law Enforcement : Second City Cop (3 years ago)

Another "zero tolerance" approach gone awry : For 32 years, nearly half as a tactical officer, Jim Sak was a cop chasing down bad guys on the streets of Chicago. Now that he’s retired and living in tiny Aurelia, Ia., the townsfolk a... Read Post


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