Preston, ID: Council declines to repeal BSL

Preston, ID council has decided not to repeal BSL. The issue was brought for discussion after a resident’s request for repeal, and the police chief and city attorney both recommended repeal. The council voted 3-1 against repeal.

Preston currently includes in its definition of “vicious animal”: “any pit bull terrier, defined as any Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed of dog or any mixed breed of dog which contains as an element of its breeding the breed of Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier as to be identified as partially of the breed of Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier by a qualified veterinarian duly licensed as such by the state.” Various restrictions are placed on the ownership of vicious animals.

Contact info for Preston
City Of Preston, 70 West Oneida, Preston, ID 83263
Phone: (208) 852-1817
Fax: (208) 852-1820
Mayor and Council
F. Lee Hendrickson, Mayor,
Saundra Hubbard, Council President, (favored BSL)
Neal P. Larson, (favored repeal)
Travis M. Kunz, (favored BSL)
Todd D. Thomas, (favored BSL)

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Preston will keep pit bull ban, family plans to put down pet

Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 4:01 pm
By Devin Felix

PRESTON – The Preston City Council chose Monday not to remove a city law that places restrictions on pit bulls, much to the disappointment of a Preston family.[…]

The decision came despite a recommendation by the city’s attorney and police chief that the law be changed.[…]

Councilmembers Todd Thomas, Travis Kunz and Saundra Hubbard all supported keeping the pit bull-specific part of the law, while Neal [Larson] spoke in favor of removing it. Thomas and Kunz were the most vocal councilmembers on the topic. Thomas said he worried that, while the Tolmans’ dog may be well-behaved, other pit bulls might not. Kunz agreed. […]

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One response to “Preston, ID: Council declines to repeal BSL

  1. You do not have to look far. Cesar Millan immediately dispels the myth about all the bad Pit Bull. This is not captured evidence for people who do not understand.