Okolona, MS, is proposing breed-specific restrictions on “pit bulls.” The ordinance could be voted on as early as next week’s recess meeting. That meeting is set for Tuesday, Jan 17, at 6 p.m. at the Okolona Auditorium (confirmed by city clerk).
Contact info for city officials:
CITY OF OKOLONA, 215 West Main, P.O. Box 111, Okolona, MS 38860
Okolona@midsouth.com (this email may not work–city clerk did not realize it existed)
I have requested a copy of the proposal, but at this time I do not have any specifics other than what the below news article says. Okolona is a small town without a website, making this a difficult issue for me to track. If a local is able to keep me updated, I would appreciate it.
Animal control ordinance drawn up for city
Reported by: Justin Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Update: 1/10 10:22 pm
OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) — [...] It’s now the City of Okolona’s turn to take a crack at adopting an ordinance against dogs that could harm you or your pets. [...]
This proposed ordinance defines a “dangerous animal,” as a pitbull terrier or any Staffordshire bull terrier breed.
Now, the city is not looking to ban these dogs.
However, if you own one you’d be required to pay $150 a year for a permit that allows you to keep the animal within the city limits. [...]
Full article retrieved 1/11/12 from http://www.wtva.com/news/local/story/Animal-control-ordinance-drawn-up-for-city/74Rgd8LdhEGhGLCvPFqF5Q.cspx