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Soldier fights for right to live in Indiana with pit bull

OXFORD, Ind. (AP) – A soldier with post-traumatic stress syndrome who wants to move to Indiana to be closer to family is struggling to find a community that will accept his rescued pit bull.

Twenty-seven-year-old Wayne Tibbett 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 2-year-old Zorro is not welcome in Oxford or Fowler. Those are the communities Tibbett and his family would like to move to once his military contract ends in May, but both 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.