Pointe Coupee Parish, LA: Ban on 10 breeds under consideration

Edit 11/4/10: Many people have pointed out a number of problems with the proposal as written, including unclear language and possible loopholes. Please keep in mind, this is a draft proposal and still needs significant revision. Locals should attend the police jury meetings and discuss the problems they see. Even if the item is not on the agenda, locals may speak on any topic during the public comment portion of the meeting. 

Pointe Coupee Parish police jury is considering a ban on 10 breeds of dogs, including American Pit Bull, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Boxer, and Akita–and any mixed-breed dog that resembles one of these. Existing dogs of these breeds would be grandfathered in, but owners of these dogs would be subject to heavy ownership restrictions.

This proposal was presented to Pointe Coupee Parish police jury on 10/26/10, and it is currently being reviewed by the parish attorney. The Pointe Coupee Parish police jury still needs to officially propose, read, and hold a hearing on this proposal. (Schedule unknown at this time.)

The next Pointe Coupee Parish police jury meeting is on November 9 at 5:00 p.m. in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Courthouse Annex Building,160 East Main Street (located across the street from the courthouse), New Roads, Louisiana.

View the current proposal here (PDF): https://stopbsl.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/pointe_coupee_parish_proposal_11-3-101.pdf

All alerts for Pointe Coupee Parish: http://stopbsl.com/?s=pointe+coupee

Animal control revamp eyed

 By KORAN ADDO, Advocate Westside bureau
Published: Oct 25, 2010

NEW ROADS — […] On Tuesday, police jurors are expected to begin debating whether to assign fees to owners of potentially dangerous dogs, levy fines to owners of loose dogs and make other provisions based on recommendations from the parish’s Animal Control Committee.[…]

The recommendations the committee is planning to present on Tuesday address a broad range of issues, including leash laws, vaccinations, pet registration and how dogs are restrained in public and in vehicles, Meche said.[…]

Full article retrieved 11/3/10 from http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/105652488.html?showAll=y&c=y

Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury
P.O. Box 290, New Roads, Louisiana 70760
(225) 638-9556 – Fax (225) 638-5555
jbello@pcpolicejury.org (Parish Administrator–can distribute your comments to the police jury upon request)

District 1: Mr. Allen Monk
P.O. Box 285, Batchelor, LA 70715
(225) 492-3704

District 2: Mr. John Pourciau
3768 La. Hwy. 419W, Batchelor, LA 70715
(225) 492-2701

District 3: Mr. Russell Young
9005 Mandela Drive, New Roads, LA 70760
(225) 638-3941

District 4: Mr. Glenn Ray Cline
14110 Chenal Road, Jarreau, LA 70749
(225) 627-9511

District 5: Mr. Willie Olinde
P.O. Box 256, Ventress, LA 70783
(225) 638-8726

District 6: Mrs. Melanie Bueche
11850 Hwy 416, Lakeland, LA 70752
(225) 627-4055

District 7: Mr. Albert Dukes
8979 Rodney Drive, New Roads, LA 70760
(225) 638-3383

District 8: Mr. Cornell Dukes
309 Railroad Street, New Roads, LA 70760
(225) 638-8778

District 9: Mrs. Janet Vosburg
9431 False River Road, New Roads, LA 70760
(225) 638-8328

District 10: Mr. Kurt Jarreau
P. O. Box 383, Livonia, LA 70755
(225) 637-2540

District 11: Mr. Joseph Bergeron, Sr.
P. O. Box 90, Fordoche, LA 70732
(225) 637-3486

District 12: Mr. Clifford Nelson
P. O. Box 336, Ventress, LA 70783
(225) 638-3589

One response to “Pointe Coupee Parish, LA: Ban on 10 breeds under consideration

  1. don’t know why this is a topic in the us.
    i live in belgium where they also tried to do this towards 13 breeds of dogs who they considert to be dangerous.buth here the governement whent to the vets and askt if it is the dog or the owner .and they all said it is the owner.therefore whe do not have a bann on any dogs.if i can see the governement in the us is just ignorant and dous not see or whant to see that it is not the dog buth the owner .i do hope this bill dous not come tru since i consider this as mutch as racisme towards other breeds who are considert not dangerous witch is BS since every dog can bite!!!and especialy towards pitbulls who are in my eyes the best dogs there are.i have 6 off them and had no problems ever.give a bann on the press who do not do anything else than bad talk towards (dangerous????)dogs
    mutch greets from europe where they are smarter towards these great dogs