Junction City, KY: Breed ban suggested

Thanks to Jodi for this alert!

Junction City, Kentucky is considering a vicious dog ordinance that could target pit bulls, rottweilers, and German shepherds. Please send your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE letters in opposition to breed specific legislation to the Junction City officials via Mayor Harper’s address and/or fax number. Contact information for the individual council members is not available.

Junction City, PO Box 326, Junction City, KY 40440
Phone: (859) 854-3900
Fax: (859) 854-3900
Send an email to council members via this form: http://junctioncityky.us/contact.html

As the police chief is also researching ordinances, please direct your correspondence to him, as well:
Chief Merle Baldwin
Dept Phone: (859) 854-3900
Fax: (859) 854-3900

The city council meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. No date has been set as to when this issue will be heard again.

Junction to review vicious dog ordinance after chief’s request

By MANDY SIMPSON, msimpson@amnews.com
11:00 a.m. EDT, August 17, 2011

JUNCTION CITY — Junction City Police Chief Merle Baldwin gave the City Council an idea to sink its teeth into at Tuesday’s meeting — a possible vicious dog ordinance.

Baldwin explained several residents have asked for the city to consider such a measure, which could issue harsher punishments to dogs that attack and/or ban residents from owning certain canine breeds. He and Councilman Lloyd Bowling agreed to study the issue and bring their findings before the council at a later date. […]

This summer, between five to 10 residents have called about threatening dogs and a possible vicious dog ordinance, which could prevent ownership of certain breeds, often including pit bulls, Rottweilers and German shepherds, he said.[…]

Full article retrieved 8/18/11 from http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/news/local/amn-junction-to-review-vicious-dog-ordinance-after-chiefs-request-20110817,0,7223606.story

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One response to “Junction City, KY: Breed ban suggested

  1. Just wrote a blog post today about why BSL is pointless. If only all these legislators could become educated enough to understand these big problems with BSL:

    http://www.wellfur.com/2011/08/18/5-problems-with-breed-specific-legislation-bsl/