Tupelo is once again working on breed-specific revisions to their animal ordinance. Tupelo already has BSL for “pit bulls”; dogs with a “pit bull” appearance are categorized as “dangerous” dogs and have special ownership restrictions.
The proposed revisions to the dog ordinance add Rottweilers and Dobermans to the list of dangerous dogs. Other changes would include increasing the fee for “pit bull” registration and prohibiting dangerous dogs (including the aforementioned breeds) from being taken near a school.
Tupelo’s next council meeting is April 17 at 6:00 PM at City Hall, 71 East Troy Street. This issue is on the study agenda (item 8.3).
Locals and residents, please attend the council meeting to show your opposition to breed-specific laws. If you correspond with council members, please be respectful, informative, and persuasive. Show council the problems with BSL, suggest effective and beneficial breed-neutral alternatives, and ask them to repeal their breed-specific law.
Contact info for city officials:
City Hall, 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, MS 38804
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1485, Tupelo, MS 38802-1485
Mayor Jack Reed Jr., Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov
Markel Whittington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Pitts, email@example.com (in favor of BSL)
James (Jim) Newell, firstname.lastname@example.org (opposes BSL)
Nettie Davis, email@example.com
Jonny Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org (in favor of BSL)
Mike Bryan, email@example.com
Willie Jennings, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dangerous animal ordinance in Tupelo being reviewed
Reported by: Wayne Hereford
Last Update: 4/13 10:56 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA)- […] A specially-formed commmittee, including Tupelo city leaders, is proposing to amend the city’s current dangerous animal ordinance in several key ways.
One would be to require an annual permit fee of $80 a year for pitbull owners. […]
In the amended ordinance, city officials added rotweilers and dobermans to the list of dangerous animals.
[…] Committee members expect more changes to the proposal before any action is taken within the next thirty days.
Full article retrieved 4/15/12 from http://www.wtva.com/news/local/story/Dangerous-animal-ordinance-in-Tupelo-being/7nhgjS0DZkOEjlXLnpFA5g.cspx