January 24th, 2009 by Editor
Wichita’s animal control officials say they’re still struggling with aggressive and stray pit bulls despite a “dangerous dogs” law approved in 2007.
A year’s worth of experience with the law has led officials to return to the City Council next Tuesday with options that include a pit bull ban, new breed-specific restrictions or the status quo. Read the rest of this entry »
January 20th, 2009 by Editor
From The DC Examiner:
Year after year, Ward 1 D.C. Councilman Jim Graham has seen his attempt to ban fireworks fizzle, his try to bar pit bulls chewed up by colleagues. But he’s back at it in 2009.
…”I’ve introduced the pit bull legislation every session, and I am continuing in that determined pattern,” he said. “In case you are thinking I am deluded, I also introduced the lead paint hazard bill every session, and it passed last December. Every dog has its day.”
The pit bull measure bars the possession and sale of the breed in the District. It requires current owners to register their pets with animal control, sterilize the dogs and tag them for quick identification. Any pit bull that doesn’t meet those requirements must be impounded and euthanized.
Graham said the bill was inspired by vicious pit bull attacks on people. But the Washington Humane Society opposes any breed-specific legislation “because they just don’t work,” said Scott Giacoppo, chief programs officer. Dogs can be dangerous because of their owners and their levels of socialization, not their breed, Giacoppo said.
“We’re really surprised that he introduced it again,” Giacoppo said, adding that D.C. only last year strengthened its dangerous dog laws. Read the rest of this entry »
January 19th, 2009 by Editor
From the AKC:
Montana House Bill 191–which, with little exception, seeks to prohibit the ownership, harboring, or keeping of dogs described as “pit bulls”–is scheduled for consideration by the House Local Government Committee on Thursday, January 22, at 3PM, in room 172 of the capitol building, 1301 East Sixth Avenue in Helena. The American Kennel Club encourages all Montanans to contact the committee members listed below and express their respectful yet strong opposition to this draconian bill. Read the rest of this entry »
January 14th, 2009 by Editor
From WALB News:
“Last week in Thomasville 5-year-old Cheyenne Peppers was killed when three family pit bulls mauled her to death in her own back yard. Read the rest of this entry »
January 9th, 2009 by Editor
From The Decorah Newspaper:
An ordinance banning pit bulls, except for those currently in town, is being considered by the Castalia City Council.
Monday night, the Council scheduled a public hearing on the ordinance that prohibits the dogs, or regulates the ownership of those dogs located within Castalia before the adoption of the ordinance. The hearing is at 7:30 p.m. during the Council’s Monday, Feb. 2, meeting at City Hall. Read the rest of this entry »