Vancouver, WA: City to discuss BSL in August

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I will post reminders when we get closer to August. In the meantime, please send correspondence to city council and the city attorney, providing breed-neutral options and explaining why BSL is an ethical, financial, legal, and public safety failure.

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Next consent agenda meeting with citizen forum:  June 13. Consent agenda meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of each month, 6:30 PM. Consent agenda meetings have a Citizen Forum at the end, where citizens may speak on any item not on the agenda. Council meetings take place in Council Chambers, City Hall, first floor, 210 East 13th Street. 

Vancouver will consider pit bull options in August

Published: Monday, June 06, 2011, 11:53 PM
By Elliot Njus, The Oregonian

The Vancouver City Council will take up a discussion on pit pulls after a 9-year-old boy was attacked and injured by several of the dogs.[…]

The council will take up the issue in a work session, but not until August at the earliest. The timeline would allow city staff to present a number of options, as well as gather data on whether breed-specific bans have been effective elsewhere, City Attorney Ted Gathe said.[…]

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One response to “Vancouver, WA: City to discuss BSL in August

  1. I think this ban is non sense. I don’t think people understand what BSL is. In other cities that have passed the ban there has been no proof that it has made anything better. The ban allows an animal control officer to decide if you dog is a “pit bull like” dog. So what that means is if your lab mix appears to have a resemblance of a pit they can take you dog and possibly put the dog down. There is no standard to what a “pit bull like” breed is it is to the animal control officers to decide. So I u think ur dog is safe u r wrong. This ban punishes good responsible dog owners for the stupidity of the neglectful ones. The toll this takes on family’s animal lovers and the community. The financial facts are not considered by the public either. Yes a good chunk of ur taxes will spent on a witch hunt and to euthanize a family pet. If you would like me to send you some links for more information on BSL and it’s impact email me at