Soldier Fights for Right to Live With Pit Bull in Indiana

The soldier suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and relies on his rescued pit bull for emotional support

A soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder who wants to move to Indiana to be closer to family is struggling to find a community that will accept his rescued pit bull.

Wayne Tibbett, 27, says the dog he adopted from an animal shelter is not a trained service dog but serves as an emotional support animal.

But the Journal & Courier reports that 2-year-old Zorro is not welcome in Oxford or Fowler, where Tibbett wants to live with his family when his military contract ends in May. Both Indiana communities ban pit bulls.

Tibbett's mother-in-law, Elaine Stone, plans to ask the Oxford council to amend its ordinance to allow the dog once her son-in-law provides medical documentation proving Zorro is an emotional support dog.

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