Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, PA: Whispers of BSL

It is not clear what will be proposed by lawmakers. Breed-specific legislation has been suggested by the media in at least one prior article.

Please keep correspondence polite and informative. These folks need helpful non-breed-specific solutions to their perceived “pit bull” problem.

Pittsburgh City Council contact information:
City Clerk (or fill in City Councilmember’s name)
510 City-County Building, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Ph. (412) 255-2138
Email forms for city councilmembers: http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/council/html/city_council_members.html

City Council meetings are every Tuesday at 10 AM. City Council meetings are held in Council Chambers (ADA accessible), located on the Fifth Floor of the City-County Building at 414 Grant Street.

Allegheny County Council contact information:
Office of the County Council, Courthouse, Room 119, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 350-6490
Fax: (412) 350-6499
council@alleghenycounty.us
http://www.alleghenycounty.us/council/members.aspx

Next County Council meetings: Tuesday, April 7, 5 PM and Tuesday, April 21, 5 PM
County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, 4th Floor – Gold Room, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Lawmakers Vow To Address Pit Bull Problem

Mar 24, 2009 9:36 pm US/Eastern

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Local leaders are promising to address the growing number of abandoned pit bulls in the Pittsburgh area.

Reacting to a KDKA investigation on the problem, Pittsburgh City Councilman Bruce Kraus says the city will consider tighter controls.

[… Dan] Onorato says he will consider legislation to address the problem countywide.[…]

Full article retrieved 3/25/09 from http://kdka.com/kdkainvestigators/Pit.bull.problem.2.967094.html

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One response to “Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, PA: Whispers of BSL

  1. Hello Bully is in constant communication with John Galloway’s office regarding HB671. Galloway is working on a rewrite in which the language will be tightened up so that the state of PA stays safe from BSL. His intent was not to allow BSL, but he recognizes the need for a rewrite.

    Hello Bully is meeting with Pittsburgh city council in the days to come. We have a serious problem with backyard breeders contributing to the 50-90% Pit population in our city’s shelters. BYBs are hurting our breed and our community. We are confident that we there are ways to address the problem in our area that are non breed specific.