A Maryland couple fears discrimination against the pit bull breed could force them give up their beloved dog in order to adopt a baby.
Jason Daniels rescued Hazer, a Boxer Pit Bull mix in 2008 when he was in service. Twenty-month old Kaylee came along shortly after. But now, they want to adopt a 1.5 year old cousin who is currently in foster care. The Daniels famly said they are the only family members in the position to take care of him and offer him a home. But the State of Maryland government has indicated that for the Daniels to adopt the toddler, they will have to give up Hazer because of the legislation against the breed.
"It's a tough choice to have to make," said Jason. They've already reached out to rescue groups if it comes to that, because they fear if they gave Hazer to a shelter he would most likely be put down.
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