Thanks to Jodi for this alert!
City Councilman Joel Shores has raised the possibility of breed restrictions to the Shelby, North Carolina city council.
Please send your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE letters in opposition to breed specific legislation to the Shelby city officials listed below. Please also include the many problems associated with breed specific ordinances, as well as viable alternatives for the council’s consideration.
Bless the Bullys
City of Shelby, P O Box 207, Shelby, NC 28151-0207
Phone: 704 484-6800
Mayor W. Ted Alexander, email@example.com
Councilman Chris Mabry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilman Stan Anthony, email@example.com
Councilwoman Jeanette Patterson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilman Dennis Bailey, email@example.com
Councilman Joel Shores (suggested BSL), firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilman Andrew Hopper, email@example.com
Shelby councilman suggests restricting pit bull ownership
Thursday, Jan 20 2011, 2:44 pm
SHELBY — [… Joel] Shores said he has been researching the issue and said some cities require muzzles when walking the dogs, keeping them in a certain-sized cage and even requiring an insurance policy in order to own the animals.
“I don’t know what council would look into, but I want us to take a hard look at it and see if it’s something we need to do,” he said.
Shores said he has asked the city attorney to look into ordinances that are constitutional.
[…] Sam Lockridge, coordinator of health services, said he wants to make sure an ordinance would be constitutional and feels the current ordinances already in place are enough.
[…] He said he does not feel banning a particular breed is the answer.
Full article retrieved 1/21/11 from http://www.shelbystar.com/news/shelby-52954-councilman-ownership.html