St. Mary Parish, LA update: BSL passed

Previous alert for St. Mary Parish:

Pit bull ordinance passes in St. Mary

Special to The Advocate
Published: Mar 24, 2010 – UPDATED: 8:25 p.m.

FRANKLIN — The St. Mary Parish Council unanimously adopted an ordinance Wednesday regulating the ownership of pit bulls in unincorporated areas of the parish.

The strict measures, which go into effect July 1, levy several restrictions on owners of the dogs, including living at the same physical address at which the dogs are housed; being at least 21 years old; providing proof of rabies vaccinations; and ensuring the dog has been micro-chipped.

[…]No residents at the public hearing or official meeting spoke in favor of the ordinance.

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One response to “St. Mary Parish, LA update: BSL passed

  1. Laurel M. Ashley

    Who could think it’s fair to pass a law that labels dogs that have never harmed anyone as vicious and impose legal burden and expense on the owners.

    Any animal ordinance should be based on deed not breed and the same for all.

    Boaz, Al managed to get it right, why couldn’t you?

    Shame. shame, shame on all of you. Bad decision, bad law.