Burton, MI, will be examining Saginaw’s breed-discriminatory ordinance as it decides whether its own ordinance needs to be changed. Saginaw’s ordinance currently restricts ownership of “pit bulls,” Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Bull Mastiffs, and Presa Canarios.
Burton’s current animal ordinances include a leash law and some general prohibitions against cruelty, but not much else. Residents and locals are encouraged to speak to city officials about the many problems with breed-discriminatory laws, and offer effective breed-neutral solutions instead.
Contact info for Burton city officials
City Hall, 4303 S. Center Road, Burton, MI 48519
Contact form for Mayor: http://www.burtonmi.com/extras/emailForm.asp?Contact=Mayor
*If a local is able to track this issue, StopBSL would appreciate updates.*
Burton to look at strengthening its dog ordinance after recent incidents in city
Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 3:50 PM
By Roberto Acosta | Flint Journal
BURTON, Michigan — Some dog breeds could be in the doghouse in Burton soon as city leaders look at ways to strengthen its dog ordinance after incidents of attacks and threats by dogs.
City Attorney Richard Austin said he will review Saginaw’s dangerous dog ordinance to see if Burton could formulate an ordinance of its own. […]
Councilman Duane Haskins said any dog can be dangerous, but “pit bulls always seem to have that knack to be unpredictable.”
Full article retrieved 10/31/11 from http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/10/burton_to_look_at_strengthenin.html
Thanks to KC Dog Blog for this tip!
SHAME ON BURTON, MI !!
JUDGE THE DEED NOT THE BREED!