Vienna, WV: Council asked to consider BSL repeal

Thanks to Jodi for this alert!

At the request of residents, city officials in Vienna, West Virginia are considering revising their vicious dog ordinance to REMOVE the breed specific language from the law.

Please take a moment to encourage the Vienna officials to move toward a generic dangerous dog law (such as the one in nearby Parkersburg, W.V.) that holds owners to a higher accountability for the actions of their dogs, and bases the designation of “dangerous” on the actions of the dog — not its breed.

Jodi Preis
Bless the Bullys,

City of Vienna
City Hall, 609 29th Street, Vienna, WV 26105
Phone: (304) 295-4541

Mayor David Nohe,
Norm Harris, Park Department,

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Vienna officials consider vicious dog ordinance

December 16, 2010 – By NATALEE SEELY

VIENNA – A Vienna couple seeking a change to the city’s code on vicious dogs asked city council Thursday to take pit bulls out of the ordinance.

[…]Vienna Mayor David Nohe said council would revisit the code with the help of Parks Director Norm Harris.

[…]”You are responsible for your own dog. Period,” said Harris. “I think it’s about time we made some revisions, going toward less of a breed-specific definition.”

[…] Council agreed to look over a revised ordinance at a later meeting.[…]

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