Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania May Consider Breed-Specific Ordinance for “Pit Bulls”

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In Breed-Specific Legislation
Mar 25th, 2009
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From KDKA channel 2 in Pittsburgh:

…Pittsburgh City Councilman Bruce Kraus says the city will consider tighter controls [on pit bulls].

“Having this story come to light, I’m absolutely willing to sit down, do my homework and do my research to see if that’s not something that’s possible to do here in the City of Pittsburgh,” Kraus said.

Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato says he’s seen the problem worsen since his days as a city councilman.

“The issue is pit bulls that are loose, that are not on a leash, that are not with a person – they’re being let loose and have the potential to attack people — especially kids,” he said.

And the problem isn’t contained to the city. The shelter at Animal Protectors in New Kensington is also inundated with stray pit bulls.

Onorato says he will consider legislation to address the problem countywide.

Read this article in its entirety here.

Please contact the Pittsburgh City Council here and the Allegheny County Council here and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation in any form is ineffective and unenforceable.

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