Category Archives: Montana

Butte-Silver Bow, MT: Proposed pit bull ordinance discussed

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Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on the third floor of the courthouse, Rm. 312, 155 W. Granite. For more information or leave a phone message for a your Commissioner, call (406) 497-6219. To email all commissioners, go to: http://www.bsb.mt.gov/employees/EmpDetail.asp?emp_id=372

Pit bull ordinance takes center stage in Butte

By Aslan Hodges
Posted: Jul 1, 2010 8:02 AM
Updated: Jul 1, 2010 8:20 AM

A recently proposed pit bull ordinance took center stage at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Center Wednesday evening. The ordinance, proposed by county commissioner Terry Schultz, was discussed by fellow commissioners, members of animal control and concerned residents.

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http://www.kxlf.com/news/pit-bull-ordinance-takes-center-stage-in-butte/

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Butte-Silver Bow, MT: BSL opponents organize

A group of concerned citizens in Butte-Silver Bow would like to present commissioners with alternatives to proposed BSL. If you would like to get involved, contact Samantha Collier, sam@allaboutthedawg.com

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Butte-Silver Bow, MT: BSL proposed

Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on the third floor of the courthouse, Rm. 312, 155 W. Granite. For more information or leave a phone message for a your Commissioner, call (406) 497-6219. To email all commissioners, go to: http://www.bsb.mt.gov/employees/EmpDetail.asp?emp_id=372

I do not have the specific language of the proposal, so I’m not sure whether the proposal would require tethering/chaining a “pit bull” when it is in a yard, or whether the dog must be on a leash with a person holding the other end. I believe Butte-Silver Bow has a leash law, which states that all dogs must be on leashes when in public, that applies to most of the county–so I am not sure why it’s necessary to require “pit bulls” to be leashed within 100 yards of a place where people gather. That should already be covered by the leash law and should apply to all dogs. Any clarification from locals is welcomed.

Stricter pit bull law proposed

By Justin Post of The Montana Standard
Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 2:00 am

A commissioner wants to clamp down on pit bull owners in Butte-Silver Bow, making it illegal to have the dogs unleashed in residential areas — regardless of whether they are on private property.

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http://www.mtstandard.com/news/local/article_80444d3e-7847-11df-81c5-001cc4c03286.html?mode=story