Merriam Woods, Missouri Votes on “Pit Bull” Ban Tuesday

From the News-Leader:

“The Board of Trustees of Merriam Woods is expected to vote Tuesday night on an ordinance banning pit bull dogs inside the boundaries of Merriam Woods.

The ordinance, which is based on Springfields ordinance, focuses on responsible pet ownership more than prohibiting the breed.

The law, which comes on the heels of a dog-bite case in which a resident was attacked in his front yard by two pit bulls, further complements the leash law passed earlier this year that requires all pets to be leashed when away from home.”

Read this article in its entirety here.

Please contact the Village of Merriam Woods at the addresses listed below 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:

Village of Merriam Woods
Clerk’s Office,
4417 State Highway 176
Merriam Woods, Missouri 65740

Call Merriam Woods City Hall (417) 561-4341

Send comments to:

The Honorable Mike Wilkerson,
Chairman of the Board,
Village of Merriam Woods
Post Office Box 238
Merriam Woods, Missouri 65740

One response to “Merriam Woods, Missouri Votes on “Pit Bull” Ban Tuesday”

  1. Hmmmm, let’s see.

    We passed a leash law last year. Someone was attacked on their own property by two dogs which I presume were roaming.

    I wonder what the problem might be?

    Very strange reasoning, indeed.

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