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Lucy the pit bull has arrived in Charlottetown

Fort McMurray pit bull avoids Ontario ban with layover at Toronto airport


 
Tera Joseph's pet pit bull Lucy is seen in an undated handout photo. The family fled the fires in Fort McMurray, only to become stuck on their road trip to Prince Edward Island in Brandon, Man., due to the ban on pit bulls in the province of Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Tera Joseph’s pet pit bull Lucy is seen in an undated handout photo. The family fled the fires in Fort McMurray, only to become stuck on their road trip to Prince Edward Island in Brandon, Man., due to the ban on pit bulls in the province of Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – *MANDATORY CREDIT*

CHARLOTTETOWN — Lucy the pit bull has made it across Ontario.

The dog and her family from Fort McMurray, Alta., were stuck in Manitoba last week while trying to drive across the country to their home province of Prince Edward Island.

A law banning pit bulls in Ontario prevents the breed from even travelling through the province.

Lucy’s owner, Tera Joseph, says that after her family’s predicament made headlines, the Ontario government clarified that Lucy could land at the Toronto airport since it’s under federal jurisdiction.

The dog, along with Joseph and her three-year-old son, flew Saturday from Brandon, Man. to Toronto before arriving in Charlottetown.

Joseph says her fiance is driving the family’s pickup truck the rest of the way to P.E.I., and they’ll stay with family there until they decide to return to Fort McMurray.

The family was among more than 80,000 people forced to flee the oilsands capital on May 3 after a huge wildfire spread into the community and destroyed about 2,400 homes and buildings.


 

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