This is NOT a ban, but this IS breed-specific. The breeds affected are: American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Miniature Pit Bull Terrier (what breed is this??) or Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or anything that “looks like” one of these dogs.
“Pit bull” owners would be required to: use a prong collar, 4′ leash, and muzzle on walks; specially contain their dog in a fence or enclosed kennel; not allow anyone under 18 to walk the dog; obtain liability insurance; spay/neuter their dog; pay a higher registration fee; and more. (IMO, the prong collar requirement alone is very disturbing. It is not a suitable collar for some dogs. Training tools and techniques must be tailored to the individual dog; they are never one-size-fits-all.)
Do you think this is just a “pit bull” owner issue? “Versey said he originally thought of including up to 12 dog breeds to the list of dangerous dogs before settling on the five in the proposed ordinance…. ‘I was going to put all 12 breeds in, but it may get to that.'” The original breeds were (and may be in the future): Dalmatian, Boxer, Presa Canario, Saint Bernard, Great Dane, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Alaskan Malamute, Husky, German Shepard, Rottweiler, and Pit Bull.
Alderson Person contact list:
Roeseler, Cory, firstname.lastname@example.org
Versey, Scott, email@example.com
Bouck, Cory, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sampson, Kevin, email@example.com
Kath, Julie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kittelson, Jean, email@example.com
Heidemann, Joseph, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bohren, Jim, email@example.com
Rindfleisch, Eric, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hammond, Don, email@example.com
Wangemann, William, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dekker, Jeremy, email@example.com
Bowers, Tom, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanna, Mark, email@example.com
Montemayor, Marilyn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vander Weele, Jodi, email@example.com
Mayor Bob Ryan, 828 Center Avenue, 3rd Floor, Sheboygan, WI 53081
Previous alert for Sheboygan: http://stopbsl.com/?s=sheboygan
Council to consider dangerous dog ordinance on Monday
BY BOB PETRIE • Sheboygan Press staff • October 1, 2010
The dangerous dog ordinance, sponsored by Ald. Scott Versey, has already cleared the council’s Public Protection and Safety Committee, and the aldermen will consider it for adoption at their Monday meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the council chambers on the third floor of Sheboygan City Hall.
The ordinance singles out five specific dog breeds — an American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Miniature Pit Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier. It also covers any dog displaying the majority of physical traits of any one or more of those breeds.
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.sheboyganpress.com/article/20101001/SHE0101/101001133/Council-to-consider-dangerous-dog-ordinance-on-Monday