The Sheriff of Panola Mississippi is asking officials to create an ordinance that would help deter dangerous dogs. The Sheriff has cited an increase in calls about dangerous dogs as the reason for pursuing the changes. These changes appear, at this time, to be leaning in the breed specific direction.
According to an article in The Panolian much of the discussion so far has centered around pit bulls. Numerous complaints about dogs behaving badly in public are cited. What is not cited is how these dogs were being controlled by their owners, and in fact many of these incidents center around loose dogs.
Chief deputy Chris Franklin said the Sheriffs department would obtain a copy of Hinds County’s ordinance to share it with the Panola County Board of Supervisors. This ordinance is breed specific.
Panola County Residents: This ordinance is still being drafted, so now would be a great time to reach out and offer breed neutral suggestions that would serve the community. Offering viable breed neutral alternatives to breed specific laws is a great way of helping officials along the path to a safer community. As always be polite, be professional and be factual.
Contact information for the board of supervisors:
James Birge-no e-mail available
Vernice Avant: Ravant@panola.com
John Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Morris: email@example.com
Cole Flint: firstname.lastname@example.org