Oelwein, Iowa May Consider Breed Restrictions for APBTs, Staffy Bulls, and Rottweilers

From the Daily Register:

Oelwein Mayor Larry Murphy asked councilmen Monday night to take another look at the citys dog ordinance in the wake of more than normal vicious dog hearings including a recent attack on a letter carrier.

Murphy said the complaints the city has received are generally reduced to one or two dog breeds, the American pit bull/Staffordshire terriers and Rottweilers.

He said one of the areas the council could look toward is requiring these animal owners to carry special insurance to keep them within city limits. Murphy asked councilmen to think about the issue and a work session could be scheduled in the near future for discussion.

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Please contact the Oelwein Mayor and City Council here and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation in any form is ineffective and unenforceable.  

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