Elkhart County, IN: Animal control ordinance revision proposed (not BSL)

**Not to be confused with the city of Elkhart, IN where a “pit bull” ban has just been proposed.**

Although this article references “restrictions on dangerous breeds of dogs,” the actual proposed ordinance at the link provided does NOT reference specific breeds, nor does it appear to be breed-specific in any way.

Elkhart Co. working on proposed animal ordinance

Posted: 12:58 PM Nov 4, 2009

Elkhart County is working on a proposed animal ordinance which would increase restrictions on dangerous breeds of dogs.

According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, you could keep your dog if it bit or attacked someone, but it would cost big bucks.

[…] You can have your say on the proposed animal ordinance on Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the Elkhart County Public Services building in Goshen.

To look at the complete ordinance, click here.

Full article retrieved 11/5/09 from http://www.wndu.com/localnews/headlines/69122182.html

As further evidence of poor reporting on the part of WNDU, see the original article, cited as a source of WNDU’s article, at the Elkhart Truth: http://www.etruth.com/Know/News/Story.aspx?id=497435

The proposal, however, does not ban pit bulls or otherwise single out any specific breed for particular treatment, as do some ordinances around the country.

“The thinking was that a dangerous animal is a dangerous animal and that can be any breed,” said Byers.[…]

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