Armstrong, IA, has a “pit bull” ban. A resident has been told to get rid of her mixed breed pet dog after city officials said it is a “pit bull.” She must pay for a DNA test if she wants to try to prove that the dog is not a “pit bull.”
Armstrong holds hearing on dog ordinance
December 6, 2011
By Michael Tidemann – Staff Writer , Estherville Daily News
ARMSTRONG – […] Amber Baas objected to being ordered by police chief Craig Merrill to get rid of what Merrill claims is a pit bull within three days. Baas said the dog is a mixed breed and gentle.
“The rules are the rules,” said Mayor Marv Dailey. […]
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This is the second time this year that a resident has appealed to the council after being told to get rid of their pet. Read an earlier article here: http://www.esthervilledailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/512785/Armstrong-Council-approves-cemetery-transfer.html?nav=5003
The council heard an appeal from Joseph Wegner regarding a citation for having a pit bull in the city limits.
Wegner said the dog was not a pit bull but a Staffordshire terrier.
Council member Dave Grussing read the ordinance to Wegner, noting that a Staffordshire terrier was covered under the ordinance provisions.
“He admits he has a Staffordshire terrier and it says right here you can’t have it,” said council member Don Leach.
Resident and locals who wish to politely and respectfully express their thoughts to Armstrong city officials regarding the “pit bull” ban may do so through this online form: http://www.armstrongiowa.net/fdbk.php