Stoughton, Massachusetts Considers Limit Law for “Pit Bulls”

From the Stoughton Journal:

“The number of unlicensed pit bulls running loose through Stoughtons neighborhoods is on the rise and Animal Control Officer Kristin Bousquet is hoping to make some changes; or at least raise some awareness about a potentially dangerous problem.

We have a lot of unlicensed pit bulls in town, said Animal Control Officer Kristin Bousquet. A lot of them are constantly loose.

Stoughton Town Meeting Representatives will consider whether to restrict ownership to one licensed pit bull per home at Town Meeting, which begins Monday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. Approval would exempt or grandfather in anyone who already owns licensed pit bulls. Canton enacted a similar restriction at its Town Meeting last year.”

Read this article in its entirety here.

Please write Stoughton city officials at the city’s web form 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.

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