The following breeds, mixes, and look-alikes are now automatically considered “dangerous animals” in Rainsville: American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bullmastiff, or other like subset of those breeds. Dangerous animals require a special permit, special containment restrictions, and liability insurance, among other things.
Rainsville city council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month.
Rainsville passes dangerous animal law
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:25 pm
RAINSVILLE – Pet owners are now subject to comply with a new dangerous animal ordinance recently passed by the Rainsville City Council. [...]
The ordinance defines a “dangerous animal” to be the following: [...]• any pit bull terrier or bullmastiff, which is defined as any American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bullmastiff, or other like subset of those breeds, or any mixed breed of dog which contains, as an element of its breeding, those breeds so as to be identifiably of those breeds. [...]
If a Rainsville resident owns what is considered to be a dangerous animal, the ordinance calls for several mandatory requirements, including confinement indoors or outdoors with specific guidelines using a leash, muzzle or crate, posting signs, getting liability insurance, have identification photographs, report incidents within 10 days to authorities and must register all offspring of dangerous dogs within six weeks of birth. The owners must also obtain, through an application process, a permit to keep a dangerous animal on their premises. Permits can be revoked or suspended. [...]
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