Donnellson, IA: Council still considering breed ban

Donnellson city ordinance currently labels “pit bulls” and Rottweilers to be “vicious” (and places special restrictions on ownership). Last month, Donnellson officials started considering animal ordinance revisions. They suggested stepping up from restrictions to a breed ban.

At the last council meeting, Donnellson officials did not have the ordinance revisions formalized. Discussion continued, and the mayor suggested that they use Mount Pleasant’s animal ordinance as a model. Mount Pleasant bans the ownership of “pit bulls.”

Next city council meeting, at which this proposal may be discussed and voted on: Jan 2 (seeking confirmation from city clerk)

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 dog issues remain unsettled

Published: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 3:11 PM CST
Lauren Zechin/MVM News Network

DONNELLSON – The Donnellson dog issue will wait another month. At its regular meeting Monday, the city council announced it is not yet ready to vote on updates to the city’s domestic animal ordinance. […]

The council has been reviewing ordinances of other Iowa cities and [Mayor Bill] Young suggested they use Mount Pleasant as a guide.

Mount Pleasant’s code (a link to which is available on the city’s official website) bans (with exceptions) the harboring of animals deemed “dangerous”. […]

Dog breeds deemed dangerous in Mount Pleasant are Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier. […]

Full article retrieved 12/8/11 from

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