Porterdale, GA: Council still considering BSL

Porterdale, GA city council is still considering BSL of some kind after a work session during which councilmembers discussed dog control options. At this time it is not clear exactly which breeds are targeted (initial reports suggested “pit bulls,” most recent article cited “breeds traditionally considered dangerous”) nor what type of law might be proposed. It is also unknown when the council will discuss the issue again.

However, the council has also expressed interest in breed-neutral laws. In correspondence to council members, please emphasize the benefits of breed-neutral laws over those of breed-specific ones, and encourage the council to pursue and enforce nondiscriminatory measures.

Contact info for mayor and council:
porterdalemayor@gmail.com; RFoxworth@cityofporterdale.com; LFinger@cityofporterdale.com; AChapman@cityofporterdale.com; MHarper@cityofporterdale.com; LChambers@cityofporterdale.com

Regular scheduled council meetings are the 1st Monday each month. Work sessions are on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday each month. All meetings are at City Hall at 6:30 PM, 2400 Main Street Porterdale, GA.

Dog talks continue in Porterdale

Posted: June 17, 2011 4:02 p.m.
By AJ Archer, ajarcher@covnews.com

[…] During its work session Thursday, the council discussed options for controlling dangerous dog breeds.[…]

The council discussed revisions of the ordinance, including a definition of who can legally walk a dog weighing more than 25 pounds and a requirement of owners to spay and neuter their dogs that are of a breed traditionally considered dangerous.[…]

Full article retrieved 6/19/11 from http://www.covnews.com/section/1/article/20785/

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