Tupelo, MS: Work session on proposed BSL (additional breeds), Dec 13

Tupelo already has BSL for “pit bull” owners. “Pit bulls” are automatically considered “dangerous animals” and are specially regulated. Tupelo is now considering adding breeds to their BSL. Rottweilers and Dobermans are the two most-recently named breeds; German Shepherds were mentioned in an earlier article.

Tupelo council will hold a work session to discuss the revisions to the dog ordinance on December 13 at 4:00 PM at City Hall, 71 East Troy Street.

Contact info for city officials:
City Hall, 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, MS 38804
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1485, Tupelo, MS 38802-1485
662-841-6513
Mayor Jack Reed Jr., Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov
Markel Whittington, markel.whittington@comcast.net
Fred Pitts, rfred@sguard.net
James (Jim) Newell, jimwnewell@comcast.net
Nettie Davis, nettiedavisward4@bellsouth.net
Jonny Davis, jstuartdavis@yahoo.com
Mike Bryan, mike.bryan@comcast.net
Willie Jennings, wljennings@yahoo.com

Email block for cut-and-paste
Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov; markel.whittington@comcast.net; rfred@sguard.net; jimwnewell@comcast.net; nettiedavisward4@bellsouth.net; jstuartdavis@yahoo.com; mike.bryan@comcast.net; wljennings@yahoo.com

Tupelo looks at baggy pants, dangerous dogs

by Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – […] The second aims to strengthen Tupelo’s dangerous-dog ordinance by expanding its classification of risky pets from pit bulls to include rottweilers and dobermans. It requires those pet owners to register their dogs and pay an annual $80 fee – as opposed to the one-time $50 fee in the current ordinance. […] Other changes to the dangerous dog ordinance include a minimum ownership age of 21, a requirement to microchip and sterilize all dangerous dogs – as well as carry $100,000 liability insurance on them – and an increase in the minimum outside pen height from four feet to six.

There’s also a new line banning dangerous dogs from anywhere within 500 feet of a school, and all dangerous dogs must wear city-issued orange collars. […]

Full article retrieved 12/11/11 from http://www.djournal.com/view/full_story/16735946/article-Tupelo-looks-at-baggy-pants–dangerous-dogs?instance=home_news_1st_left

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One response to “Tupelo, MS: Work session on proposed BSL (additional breeds), Dec 13

  1. Why not just ban dogs altogether – idiots – geezzzzz. This just must be stopped – it is getting out of hand not to mention this is supposed to be a free country where we can responsibly own the kind of dog we want to own so long as they are not hurting anything or anyone. This is not just an issue of BSL – this goes to the core of our freedoms being stripped from us as Americans – stop it now or you will see other rights stripped from you.