Montreal has extended the deadline to register pit bulls until December 21.
A superior court judge extended the date after hundreds of pit bull owners were sent letters from the city last month informing them they had a few weeks to get rid of their dogs because their permits were incomplete.
The mix-resulted in confusion and outrage as pit bull owners who completed the permit forms properly still received a letter from the City.
After an investigation, the Montreal Ombudsman said it will provide a “grace period” to 600 pit bull owners, giving them more time to fill out their applications.
“Last Friday, our office received confirmation that Ville de Montréal Executive Committee would provide a grace period to approximately 600 Pitbull owners who had applied for a special licence for Pitbull-type dogs but failed to produce all the required documents before the June 1 deadline,” said the Ombudsman in a statement on Facebook.
“The City had recently forwarded a letter asking that they let go of their dog within the following four weeks. These owners will now have until December 21, 2017, to complete their application.”
For more information on the pit-bull ban and the permit, visit the City’s website.