September 30th, 2008 by Editor
From mcherald.com:“Ridgeland neighbors that have been in a heated battle over dogs for months will appear in Ridgeland Municipal Court today.
April Scott of 617 Ralde Circle has alleged that her next-door-neighbors’ two pit bulls and Rottweiler are a danger, and she wants the pets removed.
Dog owners Pete and Gloria Grantham of 615 Ralde Circle keep the three dogs in their fenced-in backyard. The couple at one time also owned two other dogs that Ridgeland city officials have ordered removed. Read the rest of this entry »
September 24th, 2008 by Editor
September 15, 2008
VIA CERTIFIED MAIL and Regular Mail
Re: Miami-Dade County Ordinance No. 89-22
Dear Mr. Kerbel,
By way of this letter I would like to advise you that this office has been retained by certain owners (names at this time will be kept confidential) who lost, were forced to move, had to give up their beloved pet, or are presently in fear of losing their pet and being wrongly fined. This office has also been retained to represent
certain pet industry professionals of pit bulls or pit bull mixes. Read the rest of this entry »
September 20th, 2008 by Editor
From the Clarion Ledger:
“…Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler said the city is looking into whether Madison needs a ban on certain breeds and what other measures need to be taken to protect residents and assure their safety.
…There have been no reported cases of pit bulls attacking or biting anyone in the city. City officials say they have no idea how many pit bulls are kept as pets here.” Read the rest of this entry »
September 13th, 2008 by Editor
From Fox 5 News in Las Vegas:
“Clark County [Las Vegas] Animal Control officials want the animal population regulated, and they will be seeking a law to ensure pets are spayed and neutered.
At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the Clark County Animal Control Advisory Board will hold a meeting at the Desert Breeze Community Center to discuss a mandatory spay and neuter bill. Read the rest of this entry »
September 9th, 2008 by Editor
From the Meade County Press:
“Sturgis resident Russell Keeton addressed the Sturgis City Council recently, urging members to approve an ordinance that would help to protect citizens from pit bulls. Read the rest of this entry »
September 9th, 2008 by Editor
From The Seattle Times:
“When three dogs attacked Nancy Sonduck in her fenced North Spokane yard, all she had to defend herself and her two dogs was a plastic gardening bucket.
…Five people, including Sonduck, testified at Monday’s Spokane City Council meeting about problems they’ve faced with pit bulls. Council President Joe Shogan promised that the council would explore the issue.
Gail Mackie, executive director of SpokAnimal, said a breed-specific ordinance is discriminatory and likely not legal. ‘Speaking as far as potentially dangerous dog incidents are concerned, we have all breeds,’ Mackie said. ‘I did one today that was a Pomeranian.’ Read the rest of this entry »
September 3rd, 2008 by Editor
“The city of Kokomo is taking a tougher look at its laws and pet owners after a police officer shot and killed two pit bulls after a terror rampage in a city park.
Several people including a young woman who the dogs attacked and city officials want tougher dog laws.
…the pit bulls weren’t wearing collars or leashes and their owner was nowhere in sight. The dogs also attacked an 11-year-old boy who reportedly needed stitches. Read the rest of this entry »
September 1st, 2008 by Editor
From the NewsStar.com:
“…’We are also getting a lot of complaints dealing with pit bulls or pit bull-type dogs that are tethered with a leash or a chain in a yard,’ [animal shelter director Hack] Tull said. ‘We want to make the owner build a pen to secure that animal so it can’t break loose and chase someone.’
While complaints about poorly leashed pit bulls come from all over the parish, Tull said most come from southern Monroe and Bawcomville.
‘If we do see an animal that’s not properly penned, we’re going to give the owner 30 days to try to correct the situation,’ Tull said. ‘At the end of that 30 days, animal control will check, and if they deem the pen unsatisfactory, we’ll pick up the dog and the owner will have seven days to construct the pen properly. Read the rest of this entry »