Allen Park, Michigan Considers Banning “Pit Bulls”

By Editor
In Breed-Specific Legislation
Aug 5th, 2008

From the Detroit Free Press:

“…The City Council’s Legal Affairs Committee is to meet Tuesday to consider outlawing [“pit bulls”] — and dogs that are part pit bull — after two pit bull mixes killed one of Councilwoman Beverly Kelley’s dogs and injured the other last month.

…Susan Jaeger of Lincoln Park was ticketed for having a vicious animal, a dog at large, and no dog tags on the rottweiler-pit mix and the Labrador-pit mix. The dogs are being held at the local animal shelter pending a court hearing later this month about whether they should be put down, said Allen Park City Attorney Tony Guerriero.

Under the proposed ordinance, owning a pit bull would become a misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine, Guerriero said. Pit bulls already owned by residents would not be affected.

…But St. Francis Animal Hospital’s Dr. Marilyn Kedzierski, a pit bull owner, opposes the ban. “I don’t think it’s a total breed issue, and there are other breeds out there that do lot of damage and cause problems,” she said, adding that pit bulls at her clinic have never hurt anyone.”

Read this article in its entirety here.

Since these dogs had been reported free-roaming all morning, isn’t the real problem free-roaming dogs and the lack of Animal Control response?

Please contact the Allen Park Mayor and City Council and politely inform them that breed-specific bans/restrictions have long been known to be unenforceable and ineffective, and that an enforced leash law and adequate Animal Control enforcement deter free-roaming dogs.

4 Responses to “Allen Park, Michigan Considers Banning “Pit Bulls””

  1. Joe says:

    If you want your info on the city, aco, and the ban e-mail me…….

  2. Sarah says:

    I don’t think they should ban Pit bulls, These dogs weren’t Purebred and a Husky or other breed could of done the same thing.

  3. Falicia says:

    I don’t think they should Ban Pit Bulls, all because some people want to be stupid. A different breed of dog could just as easily go up to someone and attack them.

  4. Sara says:

    I actually live in Allen Park, and they actually did ban them in 2008, however, in July 2012, they repealed the ban, here is the article, and since they have repealed the ban, I recently purchased a purebred ADBA registered APBT, and the police officer next door absolutely loves him.

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