Savannah, GA: Resident’s petition advocates BSL

A Savannah, GA, resident has turned in 1,000 signatures in support of new vicious-dog ordinances that would include breed-specific legislation. Nothing official has been proposed at this time, but council is considering the resident’s request. The council will act after hearing the city manager’s recommendation.

Locals and residents of Savannah: please contact city council and attend the next council meeting to express your opposition to a breed-specific ordinance.

Next council meeting:Aug. 11 at 2:00 PM in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 2 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA.
If you wish to appear before Council, write to: City Manager, City of Savannah, PO Box 1027, Savannah, GA 31402
To petition council, contact: Clerk of Council, 1st Floor, City Hall, (912) 651-6441,

“Talk Back Savannah”—online form for residents to provide feedback to the city:

City Manager’s Office, (912) 651-6415

Contact info for city council
Mayor Otis Johnson, Ph.D,
Edna B. Jackson,
Jeff Felser,
Van R. Johnson, II,
Mary Osborne,
Larry Stuber,
Mary Ellen Sprague,
Clifton Jones, Jr.,
Tony Thomas,

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Savannah City Hall explores violent dog petition and ordinance

Posted: Jul 28, 2011 2:54 PM PDT
By Don Logana

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – […] The woman, Cheryl Labon, ran into city manager Rochelle Small-Toney in the lobby of city hall last week and hand delivered a petition with a thousand signatures supporting a tougher ordinance. One of the requests is for all dogs in certain downtown areas be muzzled. Another issue is for certain breeds to be registered with neighborhoods.[…]

Mayor Otis Johnson says city council will wait for a recommendation from the city manager and then they will discuss the possible ordinance as a council. […]

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One response to “Savannah, GA: Resident’s petition advocates BSL

  1. betty stroud

    i do not support BSL. every dog small or large can be dangerous.go after the owners of the dogs not the dogs.the people on the end of the leash are the danger.people of all types tease these dogs. my daughter has a pit and three children that dog is so gentle with them I have tried to get himto bite me and he never has.its the way they are raised.