Commissioner Terry Schultz has once again proposed regulations for “pit bull” owners. Shultz defines “pit bull” as American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Presa Canario, Cane Corso, American Bulldog or any dog that looks like one of these.
It has been less than a year since the previous breed-specific proposal quietly died. The commission will consider the new proposal and likely send it to the Judiciary Committee for further discussion.
Please contact Butte-Silver Bow city officials and politely express your opposition to breed-specific laws.
This item is on the agenda for the June 1 council meeting, 7:30 PM, Courthouse, Room 312, 155 West Granite Street, Butte, MT 59701.
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Pit bull ordinance proposal returns
By Justin Post of The Montana Standard | Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 12:15 am
Recent dog attacks in the area have renewed a Butte-Silver Bow commissioner’s efforts to enact laws targeting pit bull breeds.[…]
It specifically addresses pit bulls, which may not be outdoors unless confined in a fenced yard or restrained by a harness and leash no longer than 6 feet by someone at least 19 years old.
Muzzles also would be required for pit bulls 6 months and older, according to his proposal.[…]
His proposal further would require the owners of any pit bull or animal that is determined to be dangerous by a court, or any animal administratively determined as potentially dangerous to purchase public liability insurance of at least $100,000.
The insurance would be required to license the animal in Butte-Silver Bow.
But even before the issue reached the full council, Schultz’s proposal was met with criticism by Ed Randall, director of the Butte-Silver Bow Animal Services Department.[…]
Full article retrieved 5/31/11 from http://www.mtstandard.com/news/local/article_c0f4a640-8812-11e0-aeed-001cc4c03286.html
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Thanks to Jodi for the heads up.