Wentzville, MO: BSL repeal no easy task

Residents and locals of Wentzville, MO, have been asking city council to repeal BSL. However, some residents are also getting together to oppose the repeal. And city aldermen are divided on the issue.

A draft of a possible replacement ordinance is to be presented during the Jan 25 council meeting. Supporters and opponents of BSL repeal plan to be in attendance.

Please continue to send respectful, helpful correspondence to Wentzville city aldermen. Encourage them to repeal their breed-discriminatory ordinance and ask them to apply their laws to all dog owners equally, regardless of a dog’s appearance.
Wentzville City Hall, 310 West Pearce Boulevard, Wentzville, MO 63385
636-639-2017 fax
Online contact forms for aldermen: http://www.wentzvillemo.org/mayor-and-alderman.aspx

Wentzville considers changing pit bull regulations

BY MARK SCHLINKMANN • mschlinkmann@post-dispatch.com > 636-255-7203 | Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:00 am

WENTZVILLE • […] Neighbors Joel and Patti Budnik are rounding up support for retaining the ordinance — which requires pit bulls and pit bull mixes to live in an enclosed kennel or inside the house with windows closed.

[…]The Board of Aldermen in recent weeks has discussed repealing the city’s restrictions on pit bulls in effect since 1991 and instead increasing penalties for owners of dogs of any type that exhibit vicious behavior.

The city police department, which enforces animal control laws, is drafting a possible replacement measure for consideration at the board’s Jan. 25 meeting.

“We just need to hold owners accountable for the behavior of their animals, whatever the breed is,” said Alderman Chris Gard, who is pushing for the change. […]

Full article retrieved 1/18/12 from http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/wentzville-considers-changing-pit-bull-regulations/article_aee984ad-c905-5f94-a8ce-d6b4a97b73ae.html?mode=story

Facebook group supporting BSL repeal: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Change-Breed-Specific-Laws-in-Wentzville-Missouri/227898083944306

All alerts for Wentzville: http://stopbsl.com/?s=wentzville

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