Kenton, TN: BSL passes first reading

Thanks to Jodi for this alert!

The town of Kenton, Tennessee has proposed an ordinance that would target “pit bulls” and rottweilers. The Kenton mayor and board of aldermen unanimously approved the first reading on Tuesday night. Three readings are required to approve the proposal as law.

The current city ordinance is being revised because members of the board have voiced concerns that vicious dogs in the city. If approved, the ordinance would “provide residents with more protection because they can to report vicious dogs to the Kenton Police Department,” which leads me to question whether or not the small town even has an animal control officer.

Please send your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE letters in opposition to breed specific legislation to the Kenton city officials. Individual contact information is not available for the mayor or board members, but you may send information to the city clerk with a polite request to distribute to each member of the board.

Kenton is a small town of approximately 1,500 people located in Gibson County. Town meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Conference Room of City Hall.

Kenton City Hall, 108 N Poplar St # A, Kenton, TN 38233-1247
(731) 749-5767 ‎
Fax: (731) 749-5885

Revised Kenton ordinance takes aim at vicious dogs

By: Kevin Bowden, Staff Reporter
Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 9:55 pm

Vicious dogs in Kenton are the target of a new city ordinance that was approved Tuesday night on the first of three readings.

The Kenton mayor and board of aldermen unanimously approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 2011-2.

The city ordinance was originally put into place in 2005, but is being revised to target vicious dogs, and specifically pit bulls, rotweillers and mixes of the two breeds. […]

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