York County, SC: Council will consider BSL, Aug 20

York County, SC, county council is revising their animal control ordinances. The current proposal includes language targeting “bully breeds” or “pit bull types.” If approved by the county council, the new ordinance would then go to all the cities and towns in York County for approval—so this is a county-wide issue.

The county council will meet next on August 20. This proposal will be discussed at that meeting. The Council meets the first and third Mondays of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Agricultural Building, 6 South Congress Street, York, South Carolina. Citizens who wish to address the Council may do so at a scheduled public hearing or by contacting the Clerk to Council at (803) 628-3954.

Please be RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE in all correspondence with county council members!

Contact info for York County council:
Clerk to Council, (803) 628-3954
http://www.yorkcountygov.com/CountyCouncil/CouncilMembers.aspx
Note one councilmember does not have email
David.bowman@yorkcountygov.com; Bruce.henderson@yorkcountygov.com; ericwinstead72@gmail.com; Bump.roddey@yorkcountygov.com; blackwellpa@comporium.net; District7@yorkcountygov.com

York County Council to revisit animal rules Monday

Published: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012
By Jamie Self – jself@heraldonline.com

York County leaders will revisit proposed changes to York County’s animal rules aimed at empowering animal control officers – while more controversial options including restrictions on tethered female dogs and “bully breeds” will be up for discussion and public input in coming weeks. […]

If the council adopts the law with its new definitions Monday, the proposal would need to pass two more votes and a public hearing before taking effect. […]

One new option would define a “bully” breed as a “pit bull type” of dog, Stuber said.

Council members could prohibit breeding “bully” breeds and require different enclosures for them. […]

Full article retrieved 8/19/12 from http://www.lakewyliepilot.com/2012/08/15/1632110/york-county-council-to-revisit.html

All alerts for York County, SC: https://stopbsl.org/?s=%22york+county%22

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4 responses to “York County, SC: Council will consider BSL, Aug 20

  1. pearly powell

    Punish the deed not the breed!

  2. Manage and punish the people who abuse and mistreat these dogs. Punish the deed not the breed.

  3. Please do not take peoples loved family pets. pit bulls are loving protective dogs. They are only agressive when irresponsible people make them that way. Keep pit bulls in york county. Dont follow a trend on bsl! Its discrimination. Theres a sign on dave lyle that says no room for racism. Bsl is dog racism. More efforts should bs put into seeing these animals in a positive light. Not banning them

    • pearly powell

      Please do not take peoples loved family pets. pit bulls are loving protective dogs. They are only agressive when irresponsible people make them that way. Keep pit bulls in york county. Dont follow a trend on bsl! Its discrimination. Theres a sign on dave lyle that says no room for racism. Bsl is dog racism. More efforts should bs put into seeing these animals in a positive light. Not banning them