August 30th, 2007 by Editor
On September 5, 2007, Youngstown City Council will consider adopting legislation that will ban “pit bulls.” Click here for an article regarding the ban.
Everyone, please write letters, fax letters and call the City Council members listed below and request that council reconsider a ban and explain why banning pit bulls is not effective. We need to bombard all those listed below with letters and voice messages. Please remember to always be polite. Read the rest of this entry »
August 28th, 2007 by Editor
**Permission to Cross Post!!**
Please call the two numbers below immediately to voice your opposition to the proposed city wide ban on pit bulls. The mayor, Don Kiser, has proposed it “under the radar” and now they could vote it into law tonight. If this happens, the County Judge Executive, Donnie Foley, will attempt to pass it for the entire county. Read the rest of this entry »
August 28th, 2007 by Editor
“Police Chief John R. Ferraro Jr. said yesterday he is concerned about the escalating number of dog bites in the city – largely involving pit bulls – and may pursue an ordinance change with the Board of Aldermen.
…’There’s definitely a problem with pit bulls. If people say it’s not the dog, it’s the training, then I don’t fully believe that,’ the chief said.
Sanders said overall there are more pit bulls involved in dog bites in the city.” Read the rest of this entry »
August 27th, 2007 by Editor
*Editor’s note: So much for that theory about “pit bulls” being inherently vicious. Apparently you can plunge a large knife directly into their skull and they’ll still lick you and show absolutely no signs of aggression.
From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
“Finding a new home for Lucky the recovering pit bull takes on a bit of a reality-show aura next week.
The Atlanta Humane Society, whose veterinary staff treated the animal since she arrived last week with a knife in her head, will take applications for potential adoptive families from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday. Would-be owners must come in person, fill out forms and provide photo identification and proof of address. Folks living in rental housing must be able to show that pets are allowed in their homes.
…The staff has tested the dog for signs of aggression and has found none. During her stroll about the facility Friday the dog encountered volunteers, visitors and several other animals. She was eager to explore everything and lick everyone, but never barked or growled.”
August 21st, 2007 by Editor
From the AKC:
The city council has a public meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday), August 22nd and is TODAY expected to add a breed ban proposal to their agenda. The fact that this proposal, which will have a dramatic impact on many residents, is being introduced with so little public notice is outrageous. In fact, the actual text of the measure will not be available until noon today. Read the rest of this entry »
August 15th, 2007 by Editor
From the Toledo Blade:
“A Toledo man has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to rethink its unanimous decision made earlier this month upholding laws singling out the pit bill as an inherently vicious dog.
…The motion argues that the court relied on flawed data when it agreed with the city of Toledo and the state that pit bulls cause more damage when they attack, cause more fatalities, and cause city police to discharge weapons more than any other breed.
Mr. Zyndorf claimed part of the blame lay with the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office, which, he said, removed a book containing Ohio dog attack fatality statistics from the court record and never returned it.”
Read this article in its entirety here.
August 14th, 2007 by Editor
From Local News 8 in Idaho:
“Officials in the northern Idaho city of Coeur d’Alene are considering 22 possible changes in the city’s dangerous dog rules…Possible new rules include banning 11 breeds of dogs and limiting the number of “dangerous breeds” living in one house/Other options include requiring dogs that have bitten someone get training along with their owners.” Read the rest of this entry »
August 14th, 2007 by Editor
Dover’s ordinance proposal will restrict certain dogs by breed, will require those specific breeds to be licensed/registered and securely enclosed on the owner’s property and muzzled/chained when off the owner’s property, will prohibit convicted felons from owning “dangerous breeds,” and will require all dogs to be microchipped. According to Dover’s ordinance proposal, Read the rest of this entry »
August 9th, 2007 by Editor
From KHQA Online:
“The Bowling Green city council has asked for a ban of vicious dogs. Other options may include making owners carry liability insurance, muzzling or restraining the dogs when in public, or keeping them in a fenced in yard.” Read the rest of this entry »
August 8th, 2007 by Editor
9/10/07 Update: Per Councilman Sheckler it is believed that the breed-specific portion of the ordinance is now off the table.
From the Herald-Citizen:
“The Town of Monterey could soon be joining an ever-growing list of cities considering a ban on pit bulls.
Although the town is a long way from enforcing such a ban, the topic was brought up during Monday night’s regular board meeting by alderman David Delk.
…MTAS Municipal Management Consultant Warren Nevad said in an e-mail that the key to a pit bull ordinance is a clear definition of dog breed and type.” Read the rest of this entry »