Thanks to Jodi for this alert!
The city of Ecorse, Michigan is interested in public feedback regarding its pit bull ban passed in 2006. This is an excellent opportunity for positive change!
Please take a moment to write to the Ecorse city officials to encourage them to repeal their breed specific ordinance and enact a breed-neutral law that combats irresponsible dog ownership practices – not particular breeds of dogs. Individual e-mail contact information is not available for the city council members, but letters and suggestions can be faxed to the city clerk with a polite request to distribute to the mayor and city council members.
Jodi Preis, Bless the Bullys, http://www.blessthebullys.com
City of Ecorse, 3869 West Jefferson Avenue, Albert J. Buday Civic Center, Ecorse, Michigan 48229-1798
Phone (313) 386-2520
Fax: (313) 386-4316
Mayor Larry Salisbury, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Pro Tem Theresa A. Peguese, 313-386-2520 x 400
City Clerk Charles Hunter, 313-386-2520
Brenda R. Banks
ECORSE: City looks to lighten vicious dog ordinance
Published: Sunday, March 27, 2011
By Lisa Yensen
ECORSE — The city is looking at possible changes to its vicious dog ordinance.
Since 2006, pit bulls have not been allowed in the city.
That includes bull terriers, Staffordshire or American Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers and any breeds with those mixes.[…]
The city is looking into whether it is too difficult to enforce the ordinance.
“If it’s problematic, we’d be willing to take it back for reconsideration with City Council and so we can get public feedback, as well,” city Emergency Financial Manager Joyce Parker said. […]
Full article retrieved 3/28/11 from http://thenewsherald.com/articles/2011/03/27/news/doc4d8cfdb52d7cf466284851.txt?viewmode=fullstory
An earlier article in Detroit news media about Ecorse’s pit bull ban indicates problems with enforcement (probably related to breed ID issues).
Ecorse Has Pit Bull Ban, But Struggles To Enforce
POSTED: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
ECORSE, Mich. — A recent pit bull attack on a couple has Ecorse reviewing its rules on owning the breed of dogs.
Ecorse has a ban on pit bulls and other dog breeds with aggressive reputations. However, neighbors said many Ecorse residents still own the pets and keep them out in the open.[…]
Full article retrieved 3/28/11 from http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/27220002/detail.html