Category Archives: Missouri

Troy, MO: Resident group wants breed ban repealed

A Troy, MO, group of residents has approached council to ask them to consider repealing the city’s breed ban, which was passed in 2009.

Facebook group for local people who would like to get involved: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427398703947409/

Contact info for mayor and city council:
Troy City Hall, 800 E Cap au Gris, Troy, MO 63379
Tel: 636-528-4712
mcross@cityoftroymissouri.com; rsconce@yahoo.com; janetbass@hotmail.com; Margaret0081@hotmail.com; lisa_anderson@mastercard.com; biggee4125@hotmail.com; d.detert@yahoo.com

The Troy Board of Aldermen meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. inside Troy City Hall at 800 Cap Au Gris.
Next city council meeting: August 16.

Group petitions for change in current pit bull ban ordinance

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 9:17 am

A group asking the Troy City Board of Aldermen to consider making changes to the current pit bull ban ordinance brought their concerns before the officials last week. […]

Mayor Cross thanked the concerned citizens for their comments adding the city will include those comments as part of a review of the ordinance by officials and city attorney. The issue will probably be placed on next month’s agenda.

Full article retrieved 7/24/12 from http://www.lincolncountyjournal.com/?p=5737

All alerts for Troy, MO: https://stopbsl.org/?s=%22troy%2C+mo%22

Bunceton, MO: Breed ban under consideration

Bunceton, MO, city council is considering a breed ban. They are in the process of looking at breed bans and BSL in other MO cities (including Wentzville, which recently repealed its BSL, and Springfield, which has had trouble with its BSL and recently thought about repealing it).

Please contact Bunceton city council and respectfully educate them about the many problems and failures of BSL.
City Hall, 107 W. Main, Bunceton, MO 65237
660-427-5515

At this time, we do not know when the next council meeting is. The town is very small and has no online presence. We would appreciate any additional details or updates that locals can provide. Feel free to leave a comment here, or drop us an email at stopbsl.org@gmail.com.

Many thanks to Kim and Sharon for providing the info for this alert!

Bunceton unleashes Pitbull discussion

By Drew Deubner, Boonville Daily News
Posted May 03, 2012 @ 11:17 AM

Bunceton — Pitbulls, a historically aggressive breed of dog, are often the subject of scrutiny by cities looking to crack down on animal safety. Bunceton may soon enter those ranks.

[…] Though the city is in the process of looking at these laws, it has yet to enact anything, and the details of proposed legislation hasn’t materialized yet.

Other cities in Missouri with bans on Pitbulls include Webb City, Wentzville, Springfield and Fayette, and Bunceton is looking to emulate similar legislation from these municipalities. […]

Full article retrieved 6/13/12 from http://www.boonvilledailynews.com/news/x272282078/Bunceton-unleashes-Pitbull-discussion

Carthage, MO: Opportunity to repeal breed ban

A couple of residents of Carthage, MO, have asked the city council to repeal the city’s decades-long ban on “pit bull”-looking dogs.

Please contact city council and the city attorney and provide reasonable, effective breed-neutral ordinances for their consideration. Please also RESPECTFULLY request that they remove the breed-discriminatory language from the current ordinance.

City Council email: council@carthage-mo.gov
City Attorney email: staff@carthage-mo.gov (Attention: Nathaniel Dally)
City of Carthage City Hall, 603 E. 3rd Street, Carthage, MO 64836
Phone (417) 358-5940

Residents seek changes to pitbull ordinance

CARTHAGE, Mo. — […] Chris Smith, who recently moved to Carthage, and Kevin Wheeler, who said he may be moving to Carthage, both came to the Carthage City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Monday with that message, asking that the city revisit the nearly-20-year-old pitt bull ban. […]

Carthage’s ordinance specifically bans bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bulls, the American Staffordshire terrier and dogs of a mixed breed or of other breeds than those listed or mixed breed known as pit bulls, pit bulldogs or pit bull terriers.

It also bans any dog that “has the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds of bull terrier, Staffordshire terrier, any other breed commonly known as pit bulldogs or pit bull terriers or a combination of any of these breeds,” according to the ordinance.[…]

Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan informed the committee that he would oppose changing the ordinance.

[…] Public Safety Committee Chairman Dan Rife referred the ordinance to City Attorney Nate Dally and asked that he research the ordinances in other communities.

Rife said he expected to revisit the ordinance at the next Public Safety Committee meeting slated for 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 at the Carthage Police Department.

Full article retrieved 3/22/12 from http://www.carthagepress.com/news/x394115394/Residents-seek-changes-to-pitbull-ordinance

Wentzville, MO: BSL repealed

Congratulations to Wentzville and a special Thank You to the Wentzville citizens who worked diligently over the last several months to make BSL repeal happen!

Dog Owners Leave Happy, Red Light Cameras Declined and Ranken is Explained

By Joe Scott, 5:55 am

Doggy Smile

Aldermen voted 5-1 to approve new animal control regulations that eliminate breed specific legislation. The legislation allows dog owners to use electric fences in their back yards to control their pets.

Afterwards, happy pit bull and other dog owners gathered outside and traded stories. […]

Full article retrieved 3/15/12 from http://wentzville.patch.com/articles/happy-dog-owners-declining-re

Please also THANK the city aldermen for repealing breed discrimination.
Wentzville City Hall, 310 West Pearce Boulevard, Wentzville, MO 63385
636-327-5101
636-639-2017 fax
Online contact forms for aldermen: http://www.wentzvillemo.org/mayor-and-alderman.aspx

All alerts for Wentzville: http://stopbsl.com/?s=wentzville

Buffalo, MO update: City will not pursue breed ban

Many thanks to Jodi for checking up on Buffalo, MO!

I received the following news snippet this morning (the entire article is available to subscribers only):

Mayor Mead says he’s against banning pit bulls in the city

By Paul Campbell paulc@buffaloreflex.com | Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:28 pm

After doing some research on the subject, Buffalo Mayor Andrew Mead has decided he is against banning pit bulls in the city.

Speaking during the “mayor’s comments” portion of the regular monthly meeting of the Buffalo Board of Aldermen Monday night, he said such a policy might be unconstitutional. He added that vicious behavior is not the dog’s fault, but the fault of the owner because of mistreatment or lack of training.

I just got off the phone with the city clerk for clarification on this issue. She said the city already has a mechanism in place to handle vicious dogs, and the city is not moving forward with any type of breed specific ordinance.  She advised that a few months ago a resident had requested the city ban pit bulls after an incident.  However, the animal control officer said she never got a call about the incident and, therefore, was unable to respond to it.  The city can’t respond to resident complaints if they are not aware of the complaint.  She further advised that after researching the issue indepth, the mayor used the last Board meeting to convey that a breed ban wasn’t something the city was going to consider.

Please THANK city officials for deciding against BSL.
Contact information for city officials:
City Hall, 102 N. Poplar, Buffalo, MO 65622
ph: 417-345-2701
fax 417-345-2700
Although there is no email contact, you may fax correspondence to aldermen. Some websites, like FaxZero, offer free online fax services.

All alerts for Buffalo, MO: http://stopbsl.com/?s=buffalo%2C+mo

Wentzville, MO: Final vote on proposed ordinance, March 14 (repeal BSL)

The Wentzville, MO, proposed dog ordinance is up for a second reading and final vote on March 14. The ordinance is breed-neutral and, if passed, would repeal the city’s current “pit bull” restrictions.

City council meeting, March 14, 6:30 PM
City Hall, 310 West Pearce Boulevard, Wentzville, MO 63385

Please keep up the positive and respectful correspondence with councilmembers and encourage them to repeal their breed-discriminatory ordinance.
Wentzville City Hall, 310 West Pearce Boulevard, Wentzville, MO 63385
636-327-5101
636-639-2017 fax
Online contact forms for aldermen: http://www.wentzvillemo.org/mayor-and-alderman.aspx

Wentzville, MO update: Proposed ordinance passes first reading (repeal BSL)

Wentzville, MO, proposed dog ordinance passed first reading on Wednesday night. The ordinance is breed-neutral and, if passed, would repeal the city’s current “pit bull” restrictions.

You may read the current proposal here: http://wentzvillemo.iqm2.com/citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame=&MeetingID=1423&MediaPosition=2931.308&ID=3738&CssClass

The final vote on the proposal will take place during the March 14 council meeting.

Please keep up the positive and respectful correspondence with councilmembers and encourage them to repeal their breed-discriminatory ordinance.
Wentzville City Hall, 310 West Pearce Boulevard, Wentzville, MO 63385
636-327-5101
636-639-2017 fax
Online contact forms for aldermen: http://www.wentzvillemo.org/mayor-and-alderman.aspx

Aldermen Put Electric Fences Back in Play for Dog Control

By Joe Scott

[…] The bill’s second and final reading will be at the board’s March 14 meeting.

If approved, the legislation would repeal the city’s current restrictions on pit bulls and put in its place a breed-neutral policy that puts the burden of securing vicious or aggressive dogs on the owners. […]

Full article retrieved 3/1/12 from http://wentzville.patch.com/articles/aldermen-put-electric-fences-back-in-play-for-dog-control