LANSING MICHIGAN: There is discussion and dissension about a breed discriminatory law. After some recent incidents, the community is pushing for better protection from dangerous dogs. While there are people who do not want a breed based law, there are others that do. The Mayor of Lansing has mentioned a desire to go breed specific, while Councilor Jody Washington recognizes that the owner needs to be held responsible.
“When I was campaigning, I was charged by a pit bull and a German shepherd, so it isn’t the breed, it’s the owner,” said Washington, who is the Chair of the Public Safety Committee”
“It’s still in the beginning stages, but Mayor Bernero says the ordinance should hold owners of specific breeds, including pit bulls, more accountable. That includes building higher and stronger fences and having certain types of pet insurance.”
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Lansing residents and locals: The public safety committee will be discussing this on March 5th. Please attend and show support for a breed neutral ordinance that would protect the community. If you cannot attend, please respectfully reach out to the commission and Mayor with facts to oppose a breed specific law.
Contact information for the city council:
Lansing City Council
10th Floor – City Hall
124 W. Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 483-7630 fax
group e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
There is no Phone number or e-mail for the Mayor but there is a form on the city website to contact Mayor Virg Bernero’s office.
Best Friends Animal Society has create a contact form for Lansing officials.
BRONWOOD GEORGIA: Local government is considering a breed specific law following an attack by two “pit bulls.” The unvaccinated dogs were running at large when they attacked. These facts are important to note because they point at the responsibility of the owners care and control of the dogs. This incident is leading officials to consider a breed discriminatory law.
According to a recent article in the Albany Herald “a stringent dog regulation would apply to ownership of a variety of pit bull type dogs as well as pure breeds like the American Staffordshire Terrier. Among other requirements, owners of such animals would be required to keep the dogs in cages 10 feet by 10 feet by 6 feet, employ microchip identification and hold a $100,000 insurance policy against damage and injuries.”
Residents and locals: Reach out now to provide a constituent voice against a breed discriminatory law. This will be discussed at the commission meeting on March 4th. Be polite. Be respectful. Be professional.
Contact information for Bronwood: There is no website or e-mail for Bronwood