Dartmouth, MA: Board turns away from BSL discussions

The Dartmouth, MA, Select Board has been thinking about dog control options; a breed-specific law was one option suggested by members, but the Select Board no longer intends to pursue BSL due to an excellent and informative presentation by the town’s health director and animal control officer.

The select board intends to instead consider breed-neutral alternatives such as a leash law. Residents and locals may wish to participate in the select board’s discussion and adoption of dog ordinances to ensure that the outcome is reasonable, effective, and breed-neutral.

Contact info and meeting agendas for the Select Board and town administrators can be found here: http://www.town.dartmouth.ma.us/Pages/DartmouthMA_BComm/SelectBoard/index

Dartmouth veers from pit bull crackdown

By Brian Boyd, bboyd@s-t.com
July 12, 2011 12:00 AM

DARTMOUTH — The town’s health director and animal control officer told the Select Board that a bylaw targeting pit bulls could be impractical.

The board did not take any action at its Monday meeting. Instead, it will wait for the officials to recommend alternative ways for dealing with dangerous dogs, such as adopting a leash law. […]

Full article retrieved 7/12/11 from http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110712/NEWS/107120320/-1/NEWS05

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