Laurel, MT: Public asked for input on possible dog ordinance revisions

The Laurel, MT, Emergency Services Committee will discuss Laurel’s dog ordinance on May 21 at 5:30 PM in the council chambers, 115 W 1st St, Laurel, MT 59044.

During an earlier council meeting, residents expressed concerns about dogs and some of the concerns were breed-specific. Other residents said any ordinance changes should be breed-neutral.

If you are a resident or local, please consider attending the Emergency Services Committee meeting to help guide Laurel to a safe, effective dog ordinance that is breed-neutral.

Dog owners take their complaints, concerns to city council

Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:55 am

[…] Again and again, people called for pet owners to take responsibility for their pet’s behavior on city streets and on their private property.

[…] Others said the focus shouldn’t be on breed, but on behavior.

[…] “I think it would be wonderful if we took the opinions … to the emergency services meeting and help give some guidance. When people help to change these rules and ordinances, there’s ownership. Ownership would yield a continuum of responsibility,” said [Laurel Municipal Judge Jean] Kerr.

The Emergency Services Committee will review the dog ordinance at its May 21 meeting at 5:30 pm. in council chambers.

Full article retrieved 5/17/12 from http://www.laureloutlook.com/news/article_8f79a816-9f6f-11e1-9855-0019bb2963f4.html

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