Elk River, MN: Overview of dangerous dog ordinance (not BSL)

Breakdown of Elk River’s dangerous dogs ordinance

Monday, 05 October 2009
by Elizabeth Nelson
Staff writer

In response to a series of new state laws, the Elk River City Council recently adopted an ordinance to deal with dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs.

[…] Many have called for stricter laws regarding what many consider dangerous breeds like pit bulls and rottweilers, but state law forbids cities from making decisions on breeds.

“We can’t legally say that the breed is specifically not allowed because statute forbids us from doing that,” Kluntz said. “We can’t be prejudiced against any particular breed. We have to evaluate each particular dog to their actions.” […]

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