Baltimore County (Towson, MD) Considers Breed-Specific Measures

From the Northeast Booster:

“Councilman Vince Gardina wants to put the squeeze on owners of pit bulls and other dogs with a history of biting.

Changes to county law favored by Gardina would create a special set of requirements that owners of pit bulls or other dogs found to be vicious would have to meet before they could obtain a dog license.

Gardina said he plans to introduce a bill at the County Council’s Monday, Sept. 17, meeting that would require owners of pit bulls, pit bull mixes and dogs that have a history of biting to keep their dogs in covered, anchored runs. Those runs would have to be locked.

The bill, which was scheduled for introduction at the council’s Sept. 4 meeting but was pulled for some last-minute tinkering, also would require that the dogs covered by the bill be muzzled when out in public.”

Please write members of the County Council at the following e-mail addresses 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:

Councilman S.G. Samuel Moxley, bccdistrict1@

Councilman Kevin Kamenetz, bccdistrict2@

Councilman T. Bryan McIntire, bccdistrict3@

Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver, bccdistrict4@

Councilman Vincent Gardina, bccdistrict5@

Councilman Joseph Bartenfelder, bccdistrict6@

Councilman John Olszewski, Sr., bccdistrict7@

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