La Vista, NE: Dog ordinance discussion tonight, Dec 20

Thanks to Jodi for this reminder!

La Vista, Nebraska has been on our list of BSL hot spots as an area with the potential for a breed specific ordinance to be proposed. The city council meets tonight to discuss the possible changes to their ordinance which are reported to be similar to the city of Omaha. Omaha’s ordinance is breed specific, targeting “pit bulls.” We will, of course, have a better idea of what the ordinance entails after tonight’s meeting. Those in the area are encouraged to attend the council meeting tonight.

StopBSL contacted police chief Robert Lausten back in early November. He advised us that the proposed ordinance would NOT target specific breeds. However, as Jodi points out, that remains to be seen and should become clear tonight.

The La Vista City Council meets tonight (Tuesday, December 20, 2011) at 7 PM at City Hall, 81st & Park View Boulevard.

La Vista to Consider Dangerous Dog Ordinance

Reporter: Brian Mastre
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[…] The possible changes would be similar to Omaha’s ordinance which was adopted in 2008.

“The dangerous dog ordinance basically lets us identify those dogs that could pose a danger in the future,” said Mark Langan with the Nebraska Humane Society, “put restrictions on the dogs, make the owner responsible for that, and if the owner decides not to do that — they fall into the reckless owner category which means they forfeit their animals and they can’t own animals for four years.” […]

Full article retrieved 12/20/11 from

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