Bay County, MI: Board to consider BSL repeal, June 14

Bay County, MI, current animal control ordinance declares all “pit bulls” to be “vicious” dogs. On June 14, the Board of Commissioners will consider ordinance revisions that remove the breed-specific language and repeal BSL. Residents and locals, please show support for the repeal of BSL through polite, positive correspondence and attendance at the public hearing.

BoC meeting and public hearing: June 14 at 4 PM in the Commission Chambers of the Bay County Building, 515 Center Ave., Bay City.

Contact information for Bay County Board of Commissioners
Michael J. Duranczyk (D),
Brandon Krause (D),
Vaughn J. Begick (R),
Joe Davis (R),
Ernie Krygier (D),
Kim Coonan (D),
Tom Ryder (D),
Christopher Rupp (R),
Donald J. Tilley (D),

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Bay County proposes changes to its vicious animal ordinance

Published: Wednesday, June 08, 2011, 9:45 AM
By Shannon Murphy | The Bay City Times

BAY COUNTY — Proposed changes to Bay County’s animal control ordinance clears up language to determine if an animal is vicious, officials said.[…]

Fitzhugh said language that designates pit bulls as violent animals has been removed because animal rights groups and veterinarian associations frown upon breed specific language. […]

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One response to “Bay County, MI: Board to consider BSL repeal, June 14

  1. I;m very happy to hear that this will be reconsidered.. These poor dogs get such a bad reputation because of irresponsible neglectful owners. Lets do something about these irresponsible owners and leave the dogs alone. Linda Atkins Few Steps From Home Animal Rescue