Resident Paul Poidomani’s mother was attacked by loose dogs described as “pit bulls,” and now city aldermen are thinking about making changes to their dog ordinance. View current Waterbury animal ordinances here.
Poidomani has suggested some kind of BSL for “pit bull” owners. Alderman Ernest Brunelli, a family friend, intends to bring ordinance revisions forward in April, but it’s unclear whether those revisions will be breed-specific or breed-neutral.
Residents and locals, please speak up against breed-specific laws as the city mulls dog ordinance revisions. Also, offer reasonable breed-neutral alternatives. Please do so with respect and civility—please DO NOT correspond if you cannot remain polite.
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Please note, contrary to the news report below, Poidomani is NOT a city alderman.
Son of pitbull attack victim wants change
Updated: Thursday, 22 Mar 2012, 11:10 PM EDT
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — […] [Paul Poidomani] wants stricter rules for pitbull owners. […]
Alderman Ernest Brunelli doesn’t want to ban pitbulls completely, but he does want owners to understand the responsibilities of having pitbulls as pets. […] “I want to stiffen the penalties, and make sure every dog is vaccinated and insured.”
Brunelli will bring his proposed changes before the Aldermen sometime in April. He is hoping for a public hearing.
Full article retrieved 3/24/12 from http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/son-of-pitbull-attack-victim-wants-change