(MILIVE.COM) Waterford Township police on Monday issued a citation to a man accused of violating the municipality's pit bull ban.
The controversy arose over Dan Tillery's new companion, a dog he named Diggy after adopting the pet with help of Detroit Dog Rescue, a nonprofit that facilitated the adoption. Detroit Dog Rescue predominantly assists with the rescue and adoption of pit bulls or pit bull-mixed strays.
Police say the dog violates the township ban, while Detroit Dog Rescue and Tillery claim the pooch is technically an American bulldog.
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