Manton, Michigan to Consider Breed-Specific Ordinance for “Pit Bulls”

Editor’s note: If a resident’s dog was attacked by a “pit bull” (though “pit bull” is not a breed) then the issue is a free-roaming or uncontained dog problem, not a breed problem since the same scenario is possible with any breed of dog.   Please contact the Manton City Commission here and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation in any form is ineffective, unenforceable, and unconstitutional.


Manton leaders are considering drafting an ordinance that would prohibit city residents from owning or purchasing a Pitbull.  

…The idea surfaced during a commission meeting Monday night. A Manton resident complained that his dog had been attacked by a neighbors pitbull. He requested that the city consider taking action against the aggressive breed.

We are definitely going to investigate ordinances in other municipalities to see what is out there, how they are worded and whether it is a flat out ban or whether it is a way of containing them, Hagstrom said.

The mayor said a public meeting will be held before any final decisions are made.

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