Mission Hills, KS: Council may add breed to current breed ban

Mission Hills, KS council may add Rottweilers to their current ban on “pit bulls.”

Jodi at Bless the Bullys has some great commentary on the recent trend to add breeds to ineffective, failing BSL. We have seen this most recently in Merrillville, IN and Lake City, AR.

Rather than confront the issue of “problem dog owners,” Merrillville and Mission Hills want to add more BSL to that which is already in place. The domino effect illustrated perfectly. What breed is next?

How unfortunate that officials in these cities don’t recognize the opportunity they have to craft effective ordinances that hold irresponsible dog owners accountable and actually make their communities safer. Instead, their solution is to add additional breeds to the ordinances in place which are obviously being ignored by the very people who should be targeted. The truth is right in front of them, yet they choose to wear blinders, they choose to continue to focus on the wrong end of the leash.

City contact form: http://www.missionhillsks.gov/Directory.aspx
CITY OF MISSION HILLS • 6300 State Line Road • Mission Hills, Kansas 66208
Phone: 913-362-9620 • Fax: 913-362-0673
City Administrator Courtney Christensen, cchristensen@missionhillsks.gov, 913-362-9620 ext 202
City Clerk Jill Clifton (will send your correspondence to city council upon request), jclifton@missionhillsks.gov

Kansas community consider banning certain breed of dog

Posted: 11:30 PM

MISSION HILLS, Kansas – […] Mission Hills City Administrator Courtney Christensen is considering banning people from owning Rottweiler’s.

Christensen tells NBC Action News to reexamine its domestic animals regulations after a person was recently attacked by a dog in Mission Hills.

Pit Bulls are already banned. […]

The city council is expected to vote on the ban within the next few months.

Full article retrieved 10/13/11 from http://www.nbcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_kansas/johnson_county/kansas-community-consider-banning-certain-breed-of-dog#ixzz1aeea42mQ

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