Wentzville, MO: Dog owner challenges BSL

Update 11/12/11: Here is a Facebook event for the BSL challenge at the city council meeting: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=172598802834727&view=wall&notif_t=event_wall

There’s opportunity for change in Wentzville, MO. A dog owner (who believes she owns Great Dane mixes, not “pit bulls”) is standing up against discrimination, asking city aldermen to change their breed-specific ordinance.

There doesn’t need to be such a fuss over a dog’s purported breed. Breed-neutral ordinances are effective and fair, and don’t require subjective guesses about a dog’s breed. Please send respectful, helpful correspondence to Wentzville city aldermen. Encourage them to repeal their breed-discriminatory ordinance and ask them to apply their laws to all dog owners equally, regardless of a dog’s appearance.

Next Board of Aldermen meeting: November 16, 6:30 PM
Wentzville City Hall, 310 West Pearce Boulevard, Wentzville, MO 63385
636-639-2017 fax
Online contact forms for aldermen: http://www.wentzvillemo.org/mayor-and-alderman.aspx

Wentzville dog owner challenges pit bull ordinance

10:21 PM, Nov 10, 2011
By Kathleen Berger

Wentzville, MO (KSDK) – A pit bull law is up for review in Wentzville next week. This come on the heels of an upset dog owner who says her dogs are unfairly targeted. They’ve never been aggressive to anyone. […]

Now, Amanda Kearney says she’ll move before she muzzles her dogs.

Kearney is refusing to spend money to have her dogs’ blood drawn for DNA testing, just to comply with a pit bull law that she says should be changed. She’s taking her fight to city hall. […]

The City of Wentzville wants them muzzled and on a hand-held leash, if they’re not in a kennel or pen. It’s the law for pit bulls. […]

So Kearney’s been calling aldermen for the city of Wentzville, rattling enough cages to the point that the pit bull ordinance is being called for review next Wednesday night. Some say it could be too strict. One alderman says they will review the rules over mixed breeds and the muzzling. […]

Full article retrieved 11/11/11 from http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/285236/3/Wentzville-dog-owner-challenges-pit-bull-ordinance

One response to “Wentzville, MO: Dog owner challenges BSL

  1. Please, in the LEAST, keep the ordinance the same or switch it back to equal rights. I have raised mostly Labs and Pit bull Terriers of which the pit bull has remained the smartest and most revered dog I have had the pleasure of learning from, and training, for that matter. I will also go onto ask that anyone look at any hyper-active breed(including “min-pins”) and know, so long as they cannot receive proper exercise and training, they will not always be a “people pleaser” . We as people have fought for equal rights, and as long as we want to protect the animals around which we live, than we must also take the responsibility of training them. This also includes taking responsibility for THEIR actions, as if they were a neglected child.