Seward County commissioners recently repealed their longstanding ban on pit bulls, but they intend to replace the ban with a new vicious dog law that could include breed-specific regulations on pit bull ownership.
The sample vicious dog law that has been provided to them is from Elkhart, IN, a breed-neutral law that passed in 2010 despite several attempts to add a pit bull ban. The sample breed-specific law has been copied from Springfield, MO. That law passed in 2006 and has been a source of controversy ever since.
Please encourage county commissioners to drop the ineffective, expensive, and unfair breed-specific proposal in favor of an effective vicious dog law that applies to all dogs and all dog owners.
County Administrator Mary Bloomer, email@example.com
C.J. Wettstein, firstname.lastname@example.org (voted to repeal pit bull ban)
Ada J. Linenbroker, email@example.com (voted to keep pit bull ban)
Randy Malin, Vice Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org (voted to repeal pit bull ban)
Doug LaFreniere, email@example.com (voted to repeal pit bull ban)
Jim Rice, Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org (voted to keep pit bull ban)
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Commissioners find proposed plans on pit bulls or viscious dogs confusing
Thursday, 28 April 2011 10:32
By ROBERT PIERCE • Leader & Times
Seward County commissioners are considering the adoption of a resolution which would regulate not only pit bulls, but also vicious dogs in general.
Earlier this month, the commission voted narrowly to repeal an ordinance banning pit bulls as a whole, and at the April 18 meeting, county counsel Dan Diepenbrock provided the board with two resolutions – one for vicious dogs and the other for the regulation of pit bulls.[…]
Diepenbrock said commissioners could adopt one or both of the laws, a suggestion commissioner Doug LaFreniere finds cumbersome.[…]
The commission will host a work session at a later date to consider what should be done with both pit bulls and vicious dogs.
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