Wilmington, DE: BSL repeal under consideration

Residents and locals, please respectfully and enthusiastically show your support for the mayor’s plan to start the BSL repeal process in Wilmington.

Contact information for Wilmington city officials:
Wilmington City Council, Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 N. French Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Phone: (302) 576-2140
Fax: (302) 571-4071
Email block for cut and paste:
ngriffiths@WilmingtonDE.gov; sammycongo@aol.com; 3rddistrep@gmail.com; hshabazz@WilmingtonDE.gov; sammy_wilm@yahoo.com; 6thdistrict@comcast.net; ignudo7th@comcast.net; smartelli2008@yahoo.com; mabrown@WilmingtonDE.gov; budfreel@aol.com; lwalsh@WilmingtonDE.gov; justen@justenwright.org

Wilmington’s search for animal control vendor continues

May 2, 2012
By Shirley Min

[…] As a result of these discussions, Baker says several key issues have surfaced that might inhibit the city’s chances of finding a [animal control] vendor, the biggest being Wilmington’s breed specific pit bull laws. Wilmington requires registration of pit bulls or pit bull mixes, in addition to licensing the dog, while placing additional requirements on pit bull owners. […]

Mayor Baker says he will ask city council to amend its law to leave the city’s restrictions and requirements on all dog breeds in place, but repeal the breed specific pit bull rules adopted 12 years ago when pit bull fighting was more prevalent.

“We will continue to hold pet owners accountable for their pets’ behaviors, and will hold irresponsible owners accountable,” said Mayor Baker. “However, we can place the city in a better position now by eliminating the extra layer of regulation that we place on pit bulls.” […]

Full article retrieved 5/2/12 from http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/37864

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