Okolona, MS update: Draft ordinance is BSL

It’s been a few months since we heard anything from Okolona, but the city is moving forward with a vicious dog ordinance that contains breed-discriminatory language. They may vote on the ordinance in April.

Please contact city officials and respectfully explain why BSL is ineffective, unfair, and inhumane.

Contact info for city officials:
CITY OF OKOLONA, 215 West Main, P.O. Box 111, Okolona, MS 38860
662-447-5461 voice
662-447-3956 fax

Previous alerts for Okolona: http://stopbsl.com/?s=okolona

Ordinance draft tougher on pit bull owners

Reported by: Justin Lewis, jlewis@wtva.com
Last Update: 3/14 9:35 pm

OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) — […] “Also specifically identifies pit bulls and their prodigy or anybody that’s a mixed pit bull, it covers them,” said Okolona city attorney Gene Barton. “They’re automatically declared to be vicious animals.”

It doesn’t ban them. It just requires a permit fee. It requires liability insurance.” […]

Okolona City Council will have another month before its next meeting when they are expected to vote on this proposed ordinance.

Full article retrieved 3/15/12 from http://www.wtva.com/news/local/story/Ordinance-draft-tougher-on-pit-bull-owners/98XR_IUnaEKy5qy9lplv4w.cspx

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