Shelby, NC: Councilmember suggests BSL

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.

Jodi Preis
Bless the Bullys

City of Shelby, P O Box 207, Shelby, NC 28151-0207
Phone: 704 484-6800

City Manager Rick Howell,
Main: 704 484 6801 Fax: 704 484 6871
City Clerk Bernadette Parduski,

Mayor W. Ted Alexander,
Councilman Chris Mabry,
Councilman Stan Anthony,
Councilwoman Jeanette Patterson,
Councilman Dennis Bailey,
Councilman Joel Shores (suggested BSL),
Councilman Andrew Hopper,

Shelby councilman suggests restricting pit bull ownership

Thursday, Jan 20 2011, 2:44 pm
Rebecca Clark

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.

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One response to “Shelby, NC: Councilmember suggests BSL

  1. christine borak

    our dogs are our children how would you feel if all of a suddun they decided to bann children that look xyz and your child fell into that catagory what would you think of that law then.