**Not to be confused with Niles, MI**
Update 9/20/11: The ordinance was passed with some changes. I have not confirmed whether the prohibition against breed discrimination remains intact; but I have not read anything that suggests it was removed.
Niles Township, MI, is considering a new animal control ordinance after a loose dog attacked a cat and another dog. While such incidents, when committed by certain types of dogs, usually inspire breed-specific ordinances, the draft ordinance currently being worked on in Niles Township says just the opposite.
The current draft reads: “No animal shall be found to be a dangerous animal solely because it is a particular breed.”
This is currently a draft. The township board supervisor advises that the draft is undergoing changes; he hopes to have a final draft ready for a first reading at the August 15 township board meeting.
Please write the Township and show your support for breed-neutral language. Encourage them to keep this prohibition against breed discrimination!
Contact info for Niles Township
Jim Kidwell, Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marge Durm-Hiatt, Clerk, email@example.com
Jim Ringler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Noble, email@example.com
Richard Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org
August Kuehn, email@example.com
Gary Conover, firstname.lastname@example.org
Email block for cut and paste:
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Thanks to Regina for the heads up!