Tag: BSL

  • Wauconda, IL “Pit Bull” Kills Shih Tzu. Result? Two Dog Victims

    Wauconda, IL “Pit Bull” Kills Shih Tzu.  Result?  Two Dog Victims

    July 31, 2013 update: Sadly, word came today that “Chuck,” the dog being called a “pit bull,” will be killed following a 10-day rabies quarantine.   Again, what a pity.   “Chuck” in the hands of a responsible owner could have had a long and happy life, and so could the Shih Tzu, Shibui.   […]

  • Ripon, WI: BSL Remains Unchanged for Now

    Ripon, WI: BSL Remains Unchanged for Now

    As we posted back in June, the Ripon, Wisconsin Common Council has been mulling additions to their existing breed-specific legislation (BSL) and decided on Monday, July 22, 2013, to leave their existing breed-specific ordinance untouched . . . for now.   However, Ald. Annette Klein encouraged the council to increase the insurance policy requirement from […]

  • Greenville Mississippi Keeps Existing BSL; Tables Proposed “Pit Bull” Ban

    Greenville Mississippi Keeps Existing BSL; Tables Proposed “Pit Bull” Ban

    As we reported in a prior post, the Greenville Mississippi City Council considered a rushed proposal to ban “pit bulls” on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.   The council ultimately voted to table the “pit bull” ban proposal.   Greenville’s existing breed-specific legislation (BSL), however, remains in place.   The proposed ban was reportedly met with […]

  • New Trend? Greenville, Mississippi Sneaks BSL Past Constituents & Dog Lobby

    New Trend? Greenville, Mississippi Sneaks BSL Past Constituents & Dog Lobby

    In what one can hardly believe is an accident, the city of Greenville, Mississippi attempted what looks like an end-around of the dog lobby, and even their own constituents, when they added a request for a “pit bull” ban to their city council agenda at the last minute.   After perusing the Mississippi Open Meetings […]

  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island Cries Foul over New Statewide BSL Prohibition

    Pawtucket, Rhode Island Cries Foul over New Statewide BSL Prohibition

    Pawtucket, Rhode Island is crying foul over the passage of HB 5671, a new statewide law signed by Governor Lincoln Chafee on July 16, 2013, that prohibits Rhode Island municipalities from passing any kind of breed-specific legislation (BSL).   Pawtucket  City Council President David Moran and Mayor Donald R. Grebien lobbied Governor Chafee to keep […]

  • Dover, Arkansas Moving Forward with “Pit Bull” Ban

    Dover, Arkansas Moving Forward with “Pit Bull” Ban

    The Dover, Arkansas City Council is moving ahead with their breed-specific ordinance proposal to ban all “breeds” of “pit bull” at their next meeting August 6 at Dover City Hall, 6 p.m.   As noted in a prior post about Dover’s BSL proposal, Dovers pit bull ban would include American Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull […]

  • Clay, Alabama BSL Work Session July 29, 2013

    Clay, Alabama BSL Work Session July 29, 2013

    The Clay City Council will meet Monday July 29 at 6:30 p.m. to continue discussing modification of the City’s breed-specific ordinance that bans “pit bulls” and other “vicious dogs.”   According to AL.com, Mayor Charles Webster said today City Attorney Alan Summers has proposed lifting the breed specific language. The ordinance might add language that […]

  • Livingston County, Kentucky Meeting to Discuss Breed-Specific Ordinance Tonight

    Livingston County, Kentucky Meeting to Discuss Breed-Specific Ordinance Tonight

    The Livingston County, Kentucky Magistrates meet tonight, July 23, 2013, to discuss County Judge Executive Chris Lasher’s breed-specific ordinance proposal.   As we noted in a prior post, the ordinance would restrict Rottweilers, Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and that non-existent breed pit bull.   Even Lasher himself refers to “pit bull-type dogs” which could […]

  • Georgia DFACS Refuses Adoption to Couple with Mixed-Breed “Pit Bull”

    Georgia DFACS Refuses Adoption to Couple with Mixed-Breed “Pit Bull”

    The quickness with which the nanny state is ramping up lately is cause for great alarm.   Suddenly every little thing has to be regulated, you know, for yours and the children’s supposed safety.   Adoption apparently is no exception.   I had heard of states refusing to adopt children to homes that had firearms […]

  • Maryland: Federal Judge Upholds Strict Liability “Pit Bull” Law

    Maryland: Federal Judge Upholds Strict Liability “Pit Bull” Law

     Those in the dog lobby intent on overturning Maryland’s strict liability law for “pit bulls” (and their owners and the owner’s landlord) “hit a setback” when a federal judge ruled the strict liability law could stand.   Strict liability means that if that non-existent “breed” “pit bull” bites you in the state of Maryland and […]