Residents of District 10 in St. Paul, MN, recently received postcards that suggested St. Paul should pass “pit bull” restrictions.
The cards call for District 10 residents who are concerned about dangerous dogs to meet on August 9 at 6:00 PM at the Historic Streetcar Station in St. Paul. (The card does not explicitly say, but this is the meeting for the District 10 Community Council Neighborhood Relations & Safety Committee. The postcards were NOT sent out by the committee.)
There is a Facebook group organizing to attend this meeting to oppose breed-specific measures and provide breed-neutral solutions. If you would like to get involved, please get all the details from the Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/135206236620662/
The group also has important information and communication tips for attendees. At the above link, you may also view photos of the postcard that was received by residents.
If you go to the meeting, please…
- Know your state and local laws regarding dogs. BSL is illegal in MN. St. Paul officials already know this.
- City officials do not appear to be interested in BSL. The pro-BSL slant appears to be coming from a minority of residents who have been taken advantage of by a certain web site.
- Know that some residents have valid concerns about dangerous dogs in their neighborhood. Always treat residents and their concerns with respect, even if you disagree.
- Keep the focus on breed-neutral solutions.
If you attend, please update us on the outcome of the meeting.