Donnellson, IA reminder: Council may consider breed ban, Dec 5

Donnellson city council is considering a ban on breeds considered “vicious.” I believe city ordinance currently labels “pit bulls” and Rottweilers to be “vicious” (and places special restrictions on ownership), so these would be the two breeds likely targeted by the proposed ban. (Yes, they already have BSL, and I guess it’s not working or not being enforced, because now they want to “step up” to a ban.) However, I do not have the text of the proposal, so I cannot confirm exactly what is being considered.

Next city council meeting, at which the news reported that this proposal is likely to be discussed and possibly voted on: December 5. (NOTE I do not have the agenda for Dec 5 meeting, so please be aware that I’m issuing this reminder based on the newspaper article information alone.)

Contact city officials
City Hall, P.O. Box 50, 500 N. Oak St. (located behind the Bank & across from Dahms Chevrolet), Donnellson, IA 52625
Phone: 319-835-5714
Fax: 319-835-9224
Bill Young, Mayor,
Councilmembers contact page:
City Attorney Greg Johnson, P.O. Box 405, Fort Madison, IA 52627
Phone: 319-372-2532

Donnellson officials still looking at banning specific dog breeds

Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:07 PM
Lauren Zechin
MVM News Network

DONNELLSON —  […] The ordinance would limit the type of dogs that could be kept within city limits, banning dogs of breeds deemed “vicious.” The ordinance was not completed in time for Monday’s meeting, and the council decided they will take another month to consider how they want the ordinance to read before voting on it at their next regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 5. If approved, three readings would be held before the ordinance could go into effect. […]

Full article retrieved 11/11/11 from

One response to “Donnellson, IA reminder: Council may consider breed ban, Dec 5

  1. This is ridiculous. I have 3 Pitbulls & a 2 year old daughter. They are BEST OF FRIENDS! Pets are part of the family, not allowing people to choose what type of pet they want is unconstitutional & discrimination.