Category Archives: Alabama

Rainsville, AL: BSL passed

The following breeds, mixes, and look-alikes are now automatically considered “dangerous animals” in Rainsville: American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bullmastiff, or other like subset of those breeds. Dangerous animals require a special permit, special containment restrictions, and liability insurance, among other things.

Rainsville city council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month.
Phone: (256)638-6331

Rainsville passes dangerous animal law

Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:25 pm
Lindsay Slater

RAINSVILLE – Pet owners are now subject to comply with a new dangerous animal ordinance recently passed by the Rainsville City Council. […]

The ordinance defines a “dangerous animal” to be the following: […]• any pit bull terrier or bullmastiff, which is defined as any American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bullmastiff, or other like subset of those breeds, or any mixed breed of dog which contains, as an element of its breeding, those breeds so as to be identifiably of those breeds. […]

If a Rainsville resident owns what is considered to be a dangerous animal, the ordinance calls for several mandatory requirements, including confinement indoors or outdoors with specific guidelines using a leash, muzzle or crate, posting signs, getting liability insurance, have identification photographs, report incidents within 10 days to authorities and must register all offspring of dangerous dogs within six weeks of birth. The owners must also obtain, through an application process, a permit to keep a dangerous animal on their premises. Permits can be revoked or suspended. […]

Full article retrieved 6/15/12 from http://times-journal.com/news/dekalb_county/article_88683f88-b667-11e1-b35a-0019bb2963f4.html

 

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Irondale, AL: Presa Canarios added to breed ban

Irondale, AL, council has added Presa Canario to the list of banned breeds (“pit bull” already banned). Stereotype and fear, not reality or complaints, drove the decision; the idea to ban Presas came up after someone with an Irondale telephone number put an ad in the paper to sell the breed.

Contact info for Irondale city council:
JStewart@cityofirondale.org; RSaunders@cityofirondale.org; CSanderson@cityofirondale.org; TBearden@cityofirondale.org; CCrews@cityofirondale.org

Irondale City Council adds Presa Canario as second banned dog breed; the other is pit bull

Published: Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 9:26 PM
By Victoria L. Coman — The Birmingham News

IRONDALE, Alabama — The Irondale City Council tonight added the Presa Canario dog as the second dog breed that people are banned from owning in the city. The other is pit bulls. […]

Full article retrieved 6/6/12 from http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/06/irondale_city_council_adds_pre.html

Trussville, AL: Proposed breed ban on agenda tonight, Jan 10

Another frustratingly last-minute notification! Trussville still has not posted tonight’s meeting agenda online. And last we had heard, the mayor was supposed to have assigned this issue to a committee for discussion. Now it looks like he is pushing ahead with the proposal anyway. Thanks to Jodi, Aubrie, and Ledy for finding out and passing this information along!

The Trussville, Alabama City Council is considering a ban on owning “breeds of pit bull dogs” within city limits. This issue will be taken up at the council meeting tonight, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Meetings take place at City Hall, 131 Main Street, Trussville, Alabama.

It is extremely important to have a strong showing of Trussville area residents at the meeting tonight. The mayor feels he has not received adequate input from residents, and he is pushing forward with the ordinance.

In the meantime, prior to tonight’s meeting, please take the opportunity to send your polite, respectful and informative opposition to breed specific legislation to the Trussville city officials. Please encourage them to seek a resolution to their animal control issues that focuses on irresponsible and reckless dog owners rather than specific breeds of dogs.

Contact information for Trussville city officials
City Hall, 131 Main Street, P. O. Box 159, Trussville, Alabama 35173
Tel (205) 655-7478
Fax (205) 655-7487
Mayor Eugene (Gene) A. Melton, Mayor@trussville.org
Council members have not made public their email addresses (if they have one).
Phone contact info can be found here: http://www.trussville.org/content.asp?ID=89212

All alerts for Trussville: http://stopbsl.com/?s=%22trussville%22

Trussville, AL update: Committee to make recommendations (BSL)

The mayor of Trussville says he will form a committee to recommend changes to the town’s animal ordinance. Trussville has been considering a breed ban as a possible solution to recent vicious dog incidents.

Remember, criticizing a proposed breed ban or BSL is only half of the battle. The mayor and city council perceive a problem, and they are trying to generate solutions. Please offer them solutions that are fair, effective, and breed-neutral. Show them how to solve their problem without the hassle, expense, and injustice of BSL.

Contact information for Trussville city officials
City Hall, 131 Main Street, P. O. Box 159, Trussville, Alabama 35173
Tel (205) 655-7478
Fax (205) 655-7487
Mayor Eugene (Gene) A. Melton, Mayor@trussville.org
Council members have not made public their email addresses (if they have one). Phone contact info can be found here: http://www.trussville.org/content.asp?ID=89212

Trussville reconsiders possible pit bull ban

Updated: Dec 28, 2011 4:22 PM CST
By Alan Collins

TRUSSVILLE, AL (WBRC) – Trussville wants more time to consider a ban on pit bulls. The city was considering an amendment to its animal control ordinance to ban pit bulls from locating in the future to the city.

Current dog owners would be grandfathered in under the proposal. But there are some complaints.[…]

Jacqueline Meyer, executive director of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society disagrees with the proposed ban.[…]

Mayor Melton says he plans to appoint a committee to come with recommendations in about 30 days.[…]

Article retrieved 12/29/11 from http://www.myfoxal.com/story/16406950/trussville-takes

All alerts for Trussville: http://stopbsl.com/?s=trussville

Trussville, AL reminder: Breed ban may be discussed or voted on, Dec 27

The proposed breed ban may be up for a vote as early as the December 27 council meeting, 6:00 PM, Trussville City Hall, 131 Main Street.

Contact information for Trussville city officials
City Hall, 131 Main Street, P. O. Box 159, Trussville, Alabama 35173
Tel (205) 655-7478
Fax (205) 655-7487
Mayor Eugene (Gene) A. Melton, Mayor@trussville.org
Council members have not made public their email addresses (if they have one). Phone contact info can be found here: http://www.trussville.org/content.asp?ID=89212

All alerts for Trussville: http://stopbsl.com/?s=%22trussville%22

Trussville, AL: Breed ban proposed

The proposed breed ban may be up for a vote as early as the December 27 council meeting, 6:00 PM, Trussville City Hall, 131 Main Street.

Contact information for Trussville city officials
City Hall, 131 Main Street, P. O. Box 159, Trussville, Alabama 35173
Tel (205) 655-7478
Fax (205) 655-7487
Mayor Eugene (Gene) A. Melton, Mayor@trussville.org
Council members have not made public their email addresses (if they have one). Phone contact info can be found here: http://www.trussville.org/content.asp?ID=89212

Trussville proposes ordinace [sic] to ban pit bulls

Posted: Dec 14, 2011 5:52 PM CST
By Alan Collins

TRUSSVILLE, AL (WBRC) – The city of Trussville is looking at a proposed amendment ordinance to ban pitt bulls from the city. […]

The proposed ordinance says it would be unlawful to have a pit bull in Trussville. Current owners will be grandfathered in. Their dogs must be on a leash, secured or locked in a pen, and there should be a sign on their property saying “Beware of Dog.” […]

The ordinance could be up for a vote in two weeks. Mayor Melton says it could be carried over to January.

Full article retrieved 12/14/11 from http://www.myfoxal.com/story/16326251/trussville-proposes-ordinace-to-ban-pit-bulls

Jasper, AL: Council says “no” to committee’s proposed BSL

Thanks to Jodi of Bless the Bullys for tracking Jasper!

Just to keep everyone updated on the situation in Jasper, Alabama:

I received the agenda for next Tuesday’s city council meeting, and the proposed vicious dog ordinance targeting 3 breeds of dogs (which we were told would be presented on September 6) was not an agenda item.  I called city hall and spoke with one of the clerks.  At last week’s work session, the committee presented their breed specific ordinance, and the council rejected it.  Moreover, I was advised that the council told the committee from the get-go that the council as a whole had no intention of passing any ordinance that regulates the ownership of specific breeds of dogs.

The committee was instructed to go back to the drawing board and craft a vicious dog ordinance that DOES NOT make reference to specific breeds of dogs.

I will continue to keep an eye on the situation in Jasper, but considering two city council members are pit bull owners and the majority of the council is against BSL, I think you can drop this one off your radar until further notice.

Jodi

All alerts for Jasper: http://stopbsl.com/?s=jasper