Category Archives: New Jersey

Reminder: Garfield, NJ to vote and possibly pass BSL, Tuesday, April 27

Update 4/26: Thanks to Jodi and Barb for this information. The city council has been receiving a lot of negative feedback about the proposed BSL. They will not be voting on the ordinance during the April 27 meeting. The vote is scheduled for May 11, and the proposal may no longer be breed-specific by then. I will update as I hear more.

New Jersey state law prohibits BSL.

Several citizens have started community efforts to stop the passage of the ordinance. Concerned residents in or near Garfield should get with these folks and create a collective group!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/pit-bull-cruelty-breed-specific-legislation
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/nobreedspecificlawsnj
http://www.stopbslnj.webs.com/

The ordinance will be voted on and may pass at the next city council meeting: April 27, May 11, 8:00 PM at City Hall.

City of Garfield, 111 Outwater Lane, Garfield, New Jersey 07026

City Manager’s Office (973) 340-2000
City Clerk (973) 340-2001
Mayor’s Office (973) 340-2439

Previous alerts for Garfield: http://stopbsl.com/?s=garfield

Garfield, NJ: Ordinance would make new requirements for Garfield “pit bull” owners

Update 4/26: Thanks to Jodi and Barb for this information. The city council has been receiving a lot of negative feedback about the proposed BSL. They will not be voting on the ordinance during the April 27 meeting. The vote is scheduled for May 11, and the proposal may no longer be breed-specific by then. I will update as I hear more.

New Jersey state law prohibits BSL. The ordinance will be voted on and may pass at the next city council meeting: April 27, 8:00 PM at City Hall.

City of Garfield, 111 Outwater Lane, Garfield, New Jersey 07026

City Manager’s Office (973) 340-2000
City Clerk (973) 340-2001
Mayor’s Office (973) 340-2439

Ordinance would make new requirements for Garfield pit bull owners

BY ERIN PATRICIA GRIFFITHS
Monday, April 19, 2010
Community News (Garfield Edition)

City of Garfield residents who own pit bulls will have to comply with new requirements or face a penalty if they do not, if an ordinance passes on final reading and adoption on April 27.

Article retrieved 4/20/10 from http://www.northjersey.com/news/bergen/91537414_Ordinance_would_make_new_requirements_for_Garfield_pit_bull_owners_.html

Penns Grove Borough, NJ: Residents push tighter pit bull regulations

Penns Grove Borough Council meetings take place on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Borough Hall.

BOROUGH OF PENNS GROVE
A Small Business Administration HUBZone
West Main & State Streets, P.O. Box 527, Penns Grove, NJ 08069
FAX 856-299-3411

MAYOR – John Washington 856-299-6696
BOROUGH CLERK Sharon Williams 856-299-0098
BOROUGH COUNCIL (may be outdated–missing info for council member Carol Mincey)
Tami Baytops 856-299-2124
John Scarpaci 856-299-5773
Deborah A. Scott 856-299-7084
James Venello 856-299-3029
Clifford Poindexter 856-299-5666
Mary Kay James 856-299-3311

Thanks to Jodi for this article…

Penns Grove residents push tighter pit bull regulations

Sunday, January 24, 2010
By Phil Dunn
pdunn@sjnewsco.com

PENNS GROVE – At the last Penns Grove Borough Council meeting, residents here called out for pit bull owners to keep their dogs properly leashed and under control.

The issue was sparked after Councilwoman Carol Mincey pointed out the number of uncontrollable dogs present at this year’s animal registration.[…]

Full article retrieved 2/2/10 from http://www.nj.com/sunbeam/index.ssf?/base/news-6/126432420750100.xml&coll=9

Holland Twp., NJ: Wolf-dog ban passes first vote in Holland Township [BSL]

Crossposted from BSL-UPDATES

This part is interesting — “Because it has not been proven that rabies vaccine works on wolf-dogs, they cannot be licensed.” The comments (at the link below) from the dog owner’s neighbors are generally supportive of the owner — one admits to accidentally breaching the fence with farming equipment, and another is more concerned about night-time howling than any genuine safety issue.

Wolf-dog ban passes first vote in Holland Township

by John Monteith/Hunterdon County Democrat

Wednesday September 02, 2009, 12:00 PM

HOLLAND TWP. — A proposed ordinance “states clearly that the dogs have got to go,” said Committeeman Robert Peabody at a packed-house meeting of the Township Committee last night. […]

The ordinance, which was introduced last night, says no one can keep a dog that cannot be licensed. Because it has not been proven that rabies vaccine works on wolf-dogs, they cannot be licensed.[…]

Full article retrieved 9/3/09 from http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2009/09/wolfdog_ban_passes_first_vote.html