Kirksville, MO: BSL takes effect, April 1

Kirksville, MO passed BSL in March. The law takes effect April 1. The full ordinance may be viewed here:

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Pit bull restrictions receive mixed reactions

By Rebecca Smith

Published: Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pit bull terriers now are classified as “restricted animals” within the city of Kirksville, but owners have concerns about whether it can be enforced effectively.

Beginning Friday a city ordinance will take effect and all pit bull owners will have to follow a new set of guidelines or obtain an American Kennel Club canine good citizen certification.

[…] Selby said a pit bull would be classified under the new ordinance as a dog that has any percentage of Staffordshire terrier, American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier or has the physical characteristics of one.

Owners can come to the police station and have a DNA test done for $60 to see if their dog has any trace of pit bull blood, Selby said. […]

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