Tupelo, MS: BSL proposed (additional breeds)

Edit 10/15/11: Tupelo apparently already has BSL for “pit bull” owners. “Pit bulls” are automatically considered “dangerous animals” and are specially regulated. The news article below was not very specific, but I would guess that Tupelo is either considering adding breeds to their BSL, or instituting a whole new breed-specific law.

Tupelo, MS, is looking at a breed-specific ordinance that will affect “pit bulls” and may also include Rottweilers, German Shepherds, and Dobermans. StopBSL has not received exact wording or seen the proposal, so it is unclear at this time what the ordinance will require and what types of dogs will be targeted.

Tupelo councilmembers will introduce the ordinance in the near future. According to the city website, Tupelo city council has a meeting tomorrow, September 20, at 6:00 PM at City Hall, 71 East Troy Street. This item is NOT on the agenda. If you wish to make a public comment at the meeting for an item not on the agenda, I think there is a special process you must follow; please contact Kim Hanna, City Clerk, Kim.Hanna@tupeloms.gov , 662-841-6509

Contact info for city officials:
City Hall, 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, MS 38804
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1485, Tupelo, MS 38802-1485
662-841-6513
Mayor Jack Reed Jr., Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov
Markel Whittington, markel.whittington@comcast.net
Fred Pitts, rfred@sguard.net
James (Jim) Newell, jimwnewell@comcast.net
Nettie Davis, nettiedavisward4@bellsouth.net
Jonny Davis, jstuartdavis@yahoo.com
Mike Bryan, mike.bryan@comcast.net
Willie Jennings, wljennings@yahoo.com

Email block for cut-and-paste
Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov; markel.whittington@comcast.net; rfred@sguard.net; jimwnewell@comcast.net; nettiedavisward4@bellsouth.net; jstuartdavis@yahoo.com; mike.bryan@comcast.net; wljennings@yahoo.com

Tupelo is looking at mean-dog ordinance

By EMILY LE COZ – Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO — Large-breed dogs with dangerous reputations could come under stricter control if a proposed ordinance passes the City Council.[…]

In addition to pit bulls, other breeds could be singled out in the proposal, said the subcommittee’s chairman, Ward 5 City Councilman Jonny Davis. He wants to recommend mandatory registration and annual permit fees for owners of Rottweilers, German Shepherds and Doberman Pinschers, too.

Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2011/09/17/3436943/tupelo-is-looking-at-mean-dog.html#ixzz1YQcJwDEL

Thanks to KCDogBlog and Kathy for the heads up!

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