Elgin, IL: Breed-neutral ordinance helping to reduce dog incidents

Elgin decided against BSL in early 2010. The early results seem positive, though it’s too early to say that their new breed-neutral ordinance has been a success. Previous alerts for Elgin: http://stopbsl.com/?s=elgin%2C+il

New ordinance is helping to reduce dog incidents

September 6, 2010
By STEVEN ROSS JOHNSON stjohnson@stmedianetwork.com

ELGIN — It has been about three months since the city enacted a tougher animal-control ordinance designed to curb a growing number of dog-related incidents in recent years.

Although questions remain about whether the new rules will reduce the number of complaints against loose and dangerous dogs, city officials already have credited the ordinance with raising awareness by dog owners and the police officers charged with identifying violations.

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