Dearborn, MI: Pit bull ban proposed

Edit 12/3/10: Attendees at the study session report that the proposal is breed-neutral.

**Not to be confused with Dearborn Heights, which is also considering a pit bull ban**

Contact information for Dearborn city officials:

City working on pit bull ordinance

Published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
By J. Patrick Pepper
Press & Guide Newspapers

DEARBORN– A first reading of an ordinance that would ban pit bull terriers drew dozens of dog lovers to the City Council meeting Monday.

The council tabled the ordinance in order to conduct a study session on the matter, which is scheduled for next month.

Most of the people who attended the meeting seemed to be against a pit bull terrier ban.[…]

Full article retrieved 11/16/10 at

2 responses to “Dearborn, MI: Pit bull ban proposed

  1. Jennifer L. Hart

    I live in Dearborn and we need help. We have had no negative incidents with pitbulls or any breed for that matter. There was some incidents in neighboring Dearborn Heights recently but those have nothing to do with the pitbulls I know. I am not sure why this is happening. What can be done?

    • Jennifer–Get a group together (often easiest via Craigslist, Facebook, and other social media outlets, but can also be done the old-fashioned way, by going to vet offices, animal shelters, pet stores, dog parks, etc.). Show up to council meetings and voice your opinion. BSL is most often defeated when there is strong and relentless public protest, coupled with agreeable breed-neutral alternatives and educational materials. If you start a group, send me your group’s contact info or web address and I’ll publish it for you (or you can also post it here, or go to StopBSL’s Facebook page and post it there).