Bay County, MI, already has BSL in place; their current animal control ordinance declares all “pit bulls” to be “vicious” dogs. See the current ordinance, breed specific portion, here.
Bay County is looking at revisions to their animal control ordinance. This is an opportunity for the public to urge the commissioners to move toward a breed-neutral ordinance.
Contact information for Bay County Board of Commissioners
Michael J. Duranczyk (D), firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon Krause (D), email@example.com
Vaughn J. Begick (R), firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Davis (R), email@example.com
Ernie Krygier (D), firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Coonan (D), email@example.com
Tom Ryder (D), firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Rupp (R), email@example.com
Donald J. Tilley (D), firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bay County officials looking to revamp animal ordinance following local pit bull attack
Published: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 9:00 AM
By Shannon Murphy | The Bay City Times
[…] In tweaking its ordinance, Martha Fitzhugh, Bay County’s Corporation Counsel, said county officials will review ordinances in other counties.
“We’re going to compare other ordinances and the law to determine if we can have an intervention for less (than an injury)” Fitzhugh said. “We want to determine whether our ordinance is sufficient in addressing a behavior of a dog before it is deemed vicious.”[…]
Fitzhugh said nothing has been put in writing and there is no timeline for when a proposed new ordinance could be brought to the Bay County Board of Commissioners.
Fitzhugh said, however, the intent is not to single out pit bulls.
“We don’t want to focus on a breed, just on the behavior,” she said.
Full article retrieved 2/10/11 from http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2011/02/bay_county_officials_looking_t.html