From the Community Press:
“Boone County Commissioner Cathy Flaig said she’s given the [“pit bull” ban/restriction] issue to Boone County Administrator Jeff Earlywine to see if there’s anything that can be done to make sure that small children are not hurt in a neighborhood with an aggressive dog. She said perhaps dogs that are known to be aggressive should be behind a higher fence. But she said some subdivisions won’t permit large fences in backyards.
Flaig said it’s not feasible to ban pit bulls and rottweilers because there are probably areas in the county where there’s plenty of room for those types of dogs to roam.
“But in a subdivision and you know (if) you have a dog that is aggressive that dog must be contained,” she said.
Flaig said she wouldn’t favor an ordinance to ban pit bulls in the rural part of the county but said in the urban part, Earlywine and Boone County Attorney Robert Neace need to look at that. She said she might support banning pit bulls in the urban areas.
Beckey Reiter, director of Boone County Animal Care & Control, said any dog can be aggressive. She said if the county is going to look at breeds that could pose a higher risk, it needs to look at all of them. She said banning a particular breed will not keep a community more safe.
“You have good dogs and bad dogs in every breed,” she said.”
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Please contact the Boone County Commission and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation in any form is ineffective and unenforceable.