Wyoming, MI: City manager says city decided against BSL

Wyoming, MI, has decided against BSL, according to a blog post by the city manager. BSL had been suggested by a resident in early July, and the city looked into the issue.

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From the City Manager’s blog:

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Pit Bulls
Recently, the Wyoming City Council was approached by several citizens who voiced concerns regarding Pit Bulls in our community. In reviewing these concerns, it has become apparent to Police Chief Carmody and other city staff that the concerns mentioned stem from owner responsibility and not necessarily the breed specifically. […]

During our research, we found that vicious animal laws far exceeded any breed specific eradication laws. We believe enforcement and subsequent costs associated with a breed specific ordinance would not be cost effective based upon the desired result. In addition, we have no support from the county, who provide animal control services, or our neighbors in implementing breed specific prohibition language that would cross municipal borders.

The city council will be considering a refined ordinance in October. The ordinance would place a greater accountability on the dog owner and hopefully will serve as a reminder to owners of their responsibilities in keeping their dogs under control.

Full blog article can be read here: http://www.wyomingmi.gov/blog_index.asp?Itemid=113&CategoryID=135

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