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Dog law stiffened in Kentucky town
Nov. 3, 2009, 8:56AM
INDEPENDENCE, Ky. — Dogs will no longer get a “free bite” in Independence.
Officials in the northern Kentucky city put more teeth into the animal control ordinance on Monday by removing a provision that a dog couldn’t be declared vicious until after it bit someone.[…]
The new ordinance doesn’t specify any breed […]
Full article retrieved 11/4/09 from http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/bizarre/6700432.html
Uniform dog law aids enforcement
By Michelle Rupe Eubanks, Staff Writer
Published: Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 3:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 10:13 p.m.
COLBERT COUNTY – A uniform vicious dog ordinance in Colbert County has made enforcement much easier and is making the community safer, animal control officials say.
[…] Although some breeds are more apt to have vicious tendencies, Evans said no breed is being targeted with the ordinance.[…]
Full article retrieved 10/25/09 from http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20091025/ARTICLES/910255040/1011/NEWS?Title=Uniform-dog-law-aids-enforcement
Breakdown of Elk River’s dangerous dogs ordinance
Monday, 05 October 2009
by Elizabeth Nelson
In response to a series of new state laws, the Elk River City Council recently adopted an ordinance to deal with dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs.
[…] Many have called for stricter laws regarding what many consider dangerous breeds like pit bulls and rottweilers, but state law forbids cities from making decisions on breeds.
“We can’t legally say that the breed is specifically not allowed because statute forbids us from doing that,” Kluntz said. “We can’t be prejudiced against any particular breed. We have to evaluate each particular dog to their actions.” […]
Full article retrieved 10/5/09 from http://erstarnews.com/content/view/9588/26/
Posted in Minnesota, Non-BSL Passed
Tagged animal control, bite, breed, breed specific legislation, city council, dangerous, dog, ordinance, statewide, vicious
Public hearing about proposed BSL (“pit bull ordinance”) will be held on Jan. 13 at 6:30 PM.
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Council meeting goes to the dogs
By Prudy Brighton , Sun Correspondent
Posted: 12/24/2008 06:38:58 AM EST
LOWELL — Dogs dominated the final 2008 meeting of the City Council, as councilors approved a new ordinance intended to more tightly control dangerous dogs and sent to its public safety subcommittee a proposed ordinance that would specifically deal with pit bulls.[…]
A public hearing will be held on Jan. 13 regarding the proposed ordinance on pit bulls.