Pennsylvania state law does not permit municipalities to pass breed-specific laws. The council intends to discuss this issue further during their council meeting on Monday, July 11, at 6:30 PM at City Hall, 2nd Floor, 401 North Centre Street, Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
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In light of recent pit bull attacks, Pottsville considers dog law changes
BY STEPHEN J. PYTAK (STAFF WRITER SPYTAK@REPUBLICANHERALD.COM)Published: July 6, 2011
The recent rash of pit bull attacks – there have been three in Pottsville in the past two weeks – has encouraged city officials to improve its dog laws, City Administrator Thomas A. Palamar said Tuesday.
While city code addresses issues including “animal bites” and “vicious and destructive animals,” Palamar said the city is looking into the possibility of developing a special section related to certain breeds.[…]
“A lot of states do have breed-specific ordinances in place which require you to register certain breeds of dogs. They are quite controversial. We have a lot of questions,” Palamar said.
These questions involve which breeds of dogs are considered pit bulls, he said.[…]
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