Salem, Arkansas Considers “Pit Bull” Ban
From the South Missourian News:
“An old issue was brought to the forefront of discussion at the regular meeting of the Salem City Council Oct. 25 – dogs.
The council decided to review other communities’ dog ordinances to see what revisions could be made to improve Salem’s own law.
They discussed the possibility of outlawing certain breeds of dogs such as pit bulls to be kept within city limits.
Sheila Auten, who lives along Byron Road in Salem, spoke to the council regarding the lax attitude of some of her neighbors who own large, seemingly vicious dogs.
After listening to Auten’s concerns, many of the council members voiced similar worries saying that despite the city’s dog ordinance, wandering dogs were still a problem within Salem’s city limits.”
Read the article in its entirety here.
Please contact the Salem, Arkansas City Council at the following addresses or numbers and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation in any form is ineffective and unenforceable. An enforced leash law and a non-breed-specific dog law are more than adequate to police irresponsible dog owners of any breed:
City of Salem
P.O. Box 619
Salem, AR 72576
Phone: (870) 895-3478
Fax: (870) 895-4540
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (when we tried this address, our e-mail bounced)