Lisbon, IA: Breed ban tabled

The Lisbon, Iowa city council has tabled a proposal to ban “pit bulls,” citing the need to do more research. It is unknown at this time when the proposal will be considered again. However, at least two council members (Mayor Rex Cook and Councilman Doug Kamberling) indicated continued interest in pursuing something breed specific, so this issue is probably not dead.

All alerts for Lisbon:

Lisbon City Hall, 115 N Washington, P.O. Box 68, Lisbon, IA 52253
Telephone: 319-455-2459
Fax: 319-455-2470

Mayor Rex Cook,
City Administrator Chris Yancey,
City Clerk Tawnia Kakacek,
(You may send council correspondence to the city clerk and request that it be distributed to the council.)
Council members: John Bardsley, Larry McAtee, Travis Jubeck, Lance Zerbe, Doug Kamberling

No pit bull ban for now

August 26, 2011 · Alison Dix

Lisbon City Council members are reconsidering a ban on pit bull breeds and are doing further research after a lengthy discussion at their meeting Monday night. […]

Both council members John Bardsley and Jubeck said the council needs more time to consider and research this issue, and the item was tabled. […]

Full article retrieved 8/28/11 from

One response to “Lisbon, IA: Breed ban tabled

  1. Please do not ban a whole breed due to incompetent owners. As the owner of a pit I must say he is the most cuddly dog I have ever owned (and theres been many) I also am an active weekly volunteer here at our local animal shelter. You know as well as I do, you can take a sweet dog and beat it till its mean…people are the problem bottom line. Prosecute these people who should have never owned a dog in the first place. As a dog owner a pit isn’t for everyone, neither are a lot of other dogs. But with the right training, love and care these dogs are the same as any others. There are at least 15 types of dogs that get stereo typed as pits!!! That’s racial profiling, it hasn’t ever worked in the past and it wont work now. You ban pits, your drug dealers and fighters will use rotts or shepards and so on. You cant ban everything beside poodles. Please take a step in the right direction and blame this on the humans they deserve it. A dog is a dog they learn wrong and right from people..some one should be teaching them! not death by ignorance….. Thanks for your time do the right thing!