I am often marveled at canine capacity for forgiveness....check this out.
Gremlin is a Pit Bull type dog. She was saved from the wrath of a dog fighting ring. Her legs were broken, and need re-breaking by veterinarians because they were never treated and grew back in a painful way. Her vocal cords were ruptured as she was struck by an object such as a baseball bat.
Today, Gremlin allows swarms of children to smother her with their love and attention during her duties as a certified therapy dog. Like most dogs, she gives back as much love within her community near Cleveland, OH. Though she is unable to bark or speak for herself. Still, clearly, she has a voice.
If Ohio had a Pit Bull ban - this dog (and so many others), not only may be dead - but also not help children as Gremlin does. Clearly, not only is Gremlin not a threat to the community, Gremlin is a contributor.
Hard to paint all with the same brush, isn't it?