Proposed Maple Ridge bylaw to single out pit bulls
By Robert Mangelsdorf – Maple Ridge News
Published: July 17, 2012 4:00 PM
District of Maple Ridge staff are recommending a new dog bylaw that singles out pit bulls as “aggressive” and would charge their owners a licensing fee four times that of other breeds.
The fee would apply to pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, American pit bull terriers, or a cross of any of the breeds.
Pit bull owners would be required to pay a $200 “aggressive dog” licensing fee annually, and require their dog to be muzzled when off the owner’s property. Pit bulls would also be subject to higher impound fees. […]
Full article retrieved 7/17/12 from http://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/162800096.html
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