Madison, SD: Council moves toward breed-neutral ordinance revisions

Madison, SD appears to be moving away from a proposed breed-specific law after receiving negative feedback from the public. The revised proposal may be presented at the next council meeting, May 23, at 5:30 PM, Commission Room, City Hall, 116 W Center Street, Madison, SD 57042.

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City, residents hold discussion on dog behavior

By: CHUCK CLEMENT, Staff Reporter 05/16/2011

Dog owners argue that problems not limited to specific canine breed

About 25 persons attended Monday’s city commission meeting with most of the visitors interested in what typically serves as a highly-charged topic — the regulation of vicious and/or dangerous animals and the special regulation of pit bull dog breeds.

The Madison City Commission was reviewing two proposed ordinances dealing with prohibitions against vicious and diseased animals in proposed Ordinance 1506 and with registration and regulations regarding pit bull breeds in Ordinance 1507.[…]

The commissioners supported having Jencks revise the two proposed ordinances into one that would provide regulations for all dangerous and/or vicious animals. Jencks told the commissioners that he should have the amended ordinance ready for next Monday’s meeting and a first reading by the commissioners.[…]

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