Wilkes-Barre, PA: City to ask legislature for ability to pass BSL

The state of PA prohibits municipalities from passing BSL. Wilkes-Barre wants to change this so they can pass BSL.

Contact Information for Wilkes-Barre Lawmakers:

Mayor Thomas M. Leighton
Contact: Gwen Blasi, Executive Secretary
Phone: 570-208-4152

City Council Members
Tony Thomas Jr., Chairperson
Kathy Kane, Vice Chairperson
Bill Barrett
Rick Cronauer
Mike Merritt
FOR CITY COUNCIL INQUIRIES PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK AT 570-208-4117

Next city council meeting July 9 at 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers, Fourth Floor, City Hall

City wants to stop the dog attacks

BILL O ’ BOYLE boboyle@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – Mayor Tom Leighton said the city will do whatever it can to prevent dangerous dog attacks.

[…] “We can’t have these dangerous dogs walking in our parks and Farmers’ Market,” Leighton said. “I look forward to the state Legislature enacting a law to address this situation.”

[…] Under current state law, municipalities are limited in how they may regulate dangerous or vicious dogs. Leighton said his administration was unable to proceed with plans to ban pit bulls from the city in 2005 when a safety issue arose.

[…] “Currently, we are contacting our state legislators and urging them to consider legislation which would give municipalities like the City of Wilkes-Barre the power to enact and enforce dangerous dog ordinances. We are also reviewing our current permits and fines related to vicious dogs and intend to increase them.”[…]

Full article retrieved 7/3/09 from http://www.timesleader.com/news/City_wants_to_stop_the_dog_attacks_07-03-2009.html

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3 responses to “Wilkes-Barre, PA: City to ask legislature for ability to pass BSL

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  2. BSL! Take a look at what they consider “vicious breeds”. Your dog may be on there! It will never stop at one breed and banning them is not the answer! Responsible pet owners and leash laws are! Dogs are descended from wolves and with proper training or neglect can be a vicious animal -period.75 dogs on the BSL list!
    Is your dog on the list of banned breeds for BSL?

    1. AIREDALE TERRIER
    2. AKBASH
    3. AKITA
    4. ALAPAHA BLUE BLOOD BULLDOG
    5. ALASKAN MALAMUTE
    6. ALSATIAN SHEPHERD
    7. AMERICAN BULLDOG
    8. AMERICAN HUSKY
    9. AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER
    10. AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER
    11. AMERICAN WOLFDOG
    12. ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD
    13. ARIKARA DOG
    14. AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG
    15. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
    16. BELGIAN MALINOIS
    17. BELGIAN SHEEPDOG
    18. BELGIAN TURVUREN
    19. BLUE HEELER
    20. BOERBUL
    21. BORZOI
    22. BOSTON TERRIER
    23. BOUVIER DES FLANDRES
    24. BOXER
    25. BULLDOG
    26. BULL TERRIER
    27. BULL MASTIFF
    28. CANE CORSO
    29. CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG
    30. CAUCASIAN SHEPHERD
    31. CHINESE SHAR PEI
    32. CHOW-CHOW
    33. COLORADO DOG
    34. DOBERMAN PINSCHER
    35. DOGO DE ARGENTINO
    36. DOGUE DE BORDEAUX
    37. ENGLISH MASTIFFS
    38. ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL
    39. ESKIMO DOG
    40. ESTRELA MOUNTAIN DOG
    41. FILA BRASILIERO
    42. FOX TERRIER
    43. FRENCH BULLDOG
    44. GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG
    45. GOLDEN RETRIEVER
    46. GREENLAND HUSK

    47. GREAT DANE
    48. GREAT PYRANEES
    49. ITALIAN MASTIFF
    50. KANGAL DOG
    51. KEESHOND
    52. KOMONDOR
    53. KOTEZEBUE HUSKY
    54. KUVAZ
    55. LABRADOR RETRIEVER
    56. LEONBERGER
    57. MASTIFF
    58. NEOPOLITAN MASTIFF
    59. NEWFOUNDLAND
    60. OTTERHOUND
    61. PRESA DE CANARIO
    62. PRESA DE MALLORQUIN
    63. PUG
    64. ROTTWEILER
    65. SAARLOOS WOLFHOND
    66. SAINT BERNARD
    67. SAMOYED
    68. SCOTTISH DEERHOUND
    69. SIBERIAN HUSKY
    70. SPANISH MASTIFF
    71. STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
    72. TIMBER SHEPHERD
    73. TOSA INU
    74. TUNDRA SHEPHERD
    75. WOLF SPITZ

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