Springfield, MO: City discusses current pit bull law

Springfield has BSL for “pit bull” owners (passed in 2006). It is unclear what, if anything, Springfield City Council will do regarding the ordinance. Contact the city council: citycouncil@springfieldmo.gov

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Animal treatment under review

Pit bull, shelter ordinances are among hot topics for council.

By Kathryn Wall • News-Leader • November 23, 2010

[…] The meeting began with a two-page list of discussion topics but quickly centered around the city’s controversial pit bull ordinance and the status of the current city animal shelter.

The ordinance, passed while Collette was on the council, requires that pit bulls be microchipped, the owner pay registration fees and the dog be spayed or neutered, along with other restrictions.

Collette, a vocal opponent to the pit bull ordinance, said she feels that many want the ordinance to be replaced with a vicious animal ordinance that would cover all dangerous animals, not just pit bulls.[…]

Full article retrieved 11/23/10 from http://www.news-leader.com/article/20101123/NEWS01/11230346/Animal-treatment-under-review

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