Springfield, MO: Task force forming to discuss animal issues, possible BSL repeal

Thanks to Jodi at Bless the Bullys for this update!

Springfield, MO, has had BSL since 2006. The pit bull ordinance has not been successful at reducing dog bites, but it has resulted in the death of over 1,500 dogs. Occasionally, the city council has considered making changes to the ordinance, but so far, it’s been all talk and no action.

Springfield is now in the process of forming a task force to discuss animal issues in the city, including the animal shelter, feral cats, and the possible repeal of the pit bull ordinance.

We would like to encourage BSL-opposing citizens of Springfield to join the task force and to continue to persuade officials to repeal the breed-specific ordinance. You can call the City Clerk’s office at (417) 864-1653 to find out how to join the task force. Contact the city council: citycouncil@springfieldmo.gov

Springfield City Council Aims To Tackle Animal Issues With New Task Force

Members say updating the animal shelter is top priority

by Jonah Kaplan, KSPR News
4:18 a.m. CST, February 13, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo— […] Second, it’s been five years since an ordinance took effect requiring pit bull owners to register their dogs, but it hasn’t really changed anything. The task force could recommend the ordinance drop the pit bull language. […]

Council members hope to appoint as many as 15 people on the task force, and are asking members of the greater community to pitch in their time and join the effort.

If you’d like to join the discussion, you can call the Springfield City Clerk’s office at (417) 864-1653

Full article retrieved 2/13/12 from http://www.kspr.com/news/local/kspr-springfield-city-council-aims-to-tackle-animal-issues-with-new-task-force-20120213,0,497143.story

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