Although state law prohibits municipalities from passing BSL, “home rule” communities are exempt from this prohibition. Holyoke is “home rule,” so the city could pass BSL or a breed ban if it chooses.
Holyoke is a small town of about 2,500 people, and has no online presence. If you are a resident or local and are able to track this issue for us, we would appreciate it.
Contact info for Holyoke:
City of Holyoke City Clerk, 407 West Denver Street, Holyoke, CO 80734
City looking into dog pound
WRITTEN BY CHRIS LEE
TUESDAY, 10 APRIL 2012 20:17
[…] Prior to the pound discussion, Jim Yakel spoke to council members last Monday telling them about how his granddaughter was recently bitten by a pit bull in Amherst. Yakel said he knows the incident didn’t occur in Holyoke but said he hopes the council would consider making pit bulls and other dangerous dogs illegal.
[…] “I would like the board to have some discussion on it,” Yakel said. […]
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