Update 9/20/11: Great news! The proposed ordinance under consideration is NOT breed-specific. Thanks to Anita for keeping StopBSL updated!
Thanks to Anita for this information!
The County Board will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposed dog ordinance on September 13 at 10:00 AM in the old Courthouse, 2nd Floor. The county currently does not have a leash law or dangerous/vicious dog ordinance.
The official proposal has not been publicized yet, and it is unclear at this time whether the proposal will be breed-specific or breed-neutral. Some residents and the news media have expressed concerns about specific breeds. StopBSL suggests that county locals and residents attend the public hearing to determine whether the proposal is breed-specific and to guide public discussion away from breed-specific measures if BSL is brought up.
Previous alerts for Oktibbeha County: http://stopbsl.com/?s=oktibbeha
StopBSL would like to request assistance from locals and residents in the county to help keep an eye on the situation in Oktibbeha. The board’s agendas and minutes are not posted online, and news coverage hasn’t been the most reliable source. We would appreciate information about whether the proposal is breed-specific, whether the public asks for BSL during the public hearing, and whether the county board seems receptive to BSL.