Hopkinton, IA: Ban discussion tabled until April meeting

Hopkinton already has a ban on “pit bulls,” and is considering adding Rottweilers to the ban after an unsupervised child was killed by two intact breeding Rottweilers that had gotten out of their kennel. This tragedy practically spells out the reasons why breed bans do not and can not make the public safe, but is Hopkinton city council taking note? Doesn’t look like it.

Hopkinton city council will discuss the issue during the April 11 meeting. The next Hopkinton City Council meeting is set for Monday, April 11, at 7 PM in Hopkinton City Hall.

Hopkinton City Hall, 115 First St SE, PO Box 154, Hopkinton, IA 52237-0154
Phone: 563-926-2181
Fax: 563-926-2065
Email: cityhopk@iowatelecom.net

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‘Vicious animal’ debate tabled

Hopkinton council delays discussion on whether to ban Rottweilers after girl’s mauling death.

BY ERIC MANDEL TH STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

HOPKINTON, Iowa — The City Council on Monday night tabled debate on whether to ban Rottweilers to allow the family of 3-year-old Vanessa Elizabeth Husmann to bury their daughter before discussing the issue.[…]

[Resident Lisa] Davis’ husband, Jody, said he worries the council will try to sweep the ordinance through during the April 11 meeting without discussion.[…]

Full article retrieved 3/9/11 from http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=314178

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