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Schuyler Nebraska approves restrictions for multiple breeds

After 10 months of discussion Schuyler Nebraska has finalized and passed their new ordinance relating to dangerous dogs.  They have gone breed specific.

The targeted breeds are Pit bull terrier, Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, Dogo Argentino, Presa Canario, Cane Corso, American Bulldog, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, American Bandogge.

When asked about the ordinance in a news article in the Schuyler Sun, City Attorney Dick Seckman said “We are not banning specific breeds; we’re saying that there are certain breeds that are going to require additional protections (for the public), such as pit bulls and other vicious dogs…Those protections will include the animal being confined in a securely fenced yard, under the control of a person 19 years of age or older, the animal must be restrained by a harness and leash no longer than 6 feet and properly muzzled to prevent biting.”

He was also quoted saying “Some communities outlaw the pit bull and other vicious dogs, but we chose not to do that…We chose to regulate the conduct rather than the breed.”

Breed specific ordinances are never about conduct. They are about the appearance of an animal. The ordinance would have more than adequately protected the community without the breed discriminatory language.

Schuyler, Nebraska – MULTI-Breed Restrictions Considered

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, the Schuyler, Nebraska city council will hold the second reading of a proposed dangerous dog ordinance that targets several breeds of dogs including:

American pit bull terrier,
American Staffordshire terrier,
Staffordshire bull terrier,
Dogo Argentina,
Presa Canario,
Cane Corso,
American bulldog,
Chow chow,
Doberman,
Rottweiler;
and American bandagge.

Read more from Bless the Bullys….

Tupelo, MS update: Council may vote on BSL, May 1

Many thanks to Jodi for this update!
http://blessthebullys.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/amendment-to-dangerous-dog-ordinance-moves-forward-tupelo-ms/

Last night, the Tupelo, MS city council discussed amending its dangerous dog ordinance to add rottweilers and dobermans to the list of “dangerous dogs.” Because the issue was on the study agenda, no vote was taken. However, the city clerk has confirmed that the council did move the issue forward, and it will be placed on the action agenda for the May 1, 2012 city council meeting. Items on the action agenda are up for vote by the council.

The City of Tupelo already has regulations in place for “pit bulls” which include licensing, registering and securing permits. Owners of “pit bulls” must also post signage and meet confinement restrictions.

Please contact the Tupelo city officials with your polite, respectful and informative opposition to breed specific legislation. Its important to remember in all your interactions with any city official that you are representing responsible dog owners as a whole, and that negative communications can and will reflect very poorly on the very people you are trying to help.

Contact info for city officials:
City Hall, 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, MS 38804
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1485, Tupelo, MS 38802-1485
662-841-6513

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Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov; markel.whittington@comcast.net; rfred@sguard.net; jimwnewell@comcast.net; nettiedavisward4@bellsouth.net; jstuartdavis@yahoo.com; mike.bryan@comcast.net; wljennings@yahoo.com

All alerts for Tupelo: http://stopbsl.com/?s=tupelo

Pointe Coupee Parish, LA: New animal ordinance is not BSL

Good news in Pointe Coupee Parish. The police jury passed a new animal control ordinance in early April. The parish has considered BSL in the past, and there were concerns that this new ordinance could incorporate some of the breed-specific language that was previously under consideration.

We have received a copy of the new ordinance, and confirmed that it is breed-neutral. Many thanks to the parties in and around the parish who worked to make sure that the new ordinance was not breed discriminatory.

If you would like to read the text, we noticed that the parish has not posted it online (their website isn’t very up to date). So, here it is, for your convenience: Pointe Coupee Animal and Fowl Ordinance 3_27_12

All alerts for Pointe Coupee: http://stopbsl.com/?s=pointe+coupee

Bermuda: Govt revises prohibited breeds list, creates new “restricted breeds” list

Bermuda has moved some previously prohibited breeds into a new restricted-breed category. (We last told you about this plan in September 2010, but the official breed list is now finalized.)

Prohibited breeds may not be imported or bred. All of the below breeds were also prohibited under the previous prohibited-breed list.

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Bulldog
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Argentine Mastiff / Dogo Argentino
  • Boerboel
  • Brazilian Mastiff / Fila
  • Cane Corso
  • Presa Canario
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Tosa Inu
  • Wolf / Wolf hybrid
  • Any crossbreed of above

Restricted breeds can be imported or bred, but there are restrictions on ownership, such as special enclosures, property inspections, etc. Some of the below breeds were previously on the prohibited breed list, and some of the below breeds were not previously restricted or prohibited. I have noted the changes. Restricted breeds are as follows:

  • Akita (previously prohibited)
  • Australian Cattle Dog (previously unrestricted)
  • Belgian Malinois (previously unrestricted)
  • Bouvier Des Flandres (previously unrestricted)
  • Bull Terrier (previously prohibited)
  • Bullmastiff (previously prohibited)
  • Chow Chow (previously unrestricted)
  • Doberman Pinscher (previously unrestricted)
  • Dogue De Bordeaux (previously prohibited)
  • German Shepherd (previously unrestricted)
  • English Mastiff (previously prohibited)
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback (previously unrestricted)
  • Rottweiler (previously prohibited)
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier (previously unrestricted)
  • Any crossbreed of above

News articles with details regarding the new breed lists:
http://bernews.com/2011/12/minister-bean-on-dog-importations/
http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20111229/NEWS01/712299932

All alerts for Bermuda: http://stopbsl.com/?s=bermuda

Tupelo, MS: Work session on proposed BSL (additional breeds), Dec 13

Tupelo already has BSL for “pit bull” owners. “Pit bulls” are automatically considered “dangerous animals” and are specially regulated. Tupelo is now considering adding breeds to their BSL. Rottweilers and Dobermans are the two most-recently named breeds; German Shepherds were mentioned in an earlier article.

Tupelo council will hold a work session to discuss the revisions to the dog ordinance on December 13 at 4:00 PM at City Hall, 71 East Troy Street.

Contact info for city officials:
City Hall, 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, MS 38804
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1485, Tupelo, MS 38802-1485
662-841-6513
Mayor Jack Reed Jr., Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov
Markel Whittington, markel.whittington@comcast.net
Fred Pitts, rfred@sguard.net
James (Jim) Newell, jimwnewell@comcast.net
Nettie Davis, nettiedavisward4@bellsouth.net
Jonny Davis, jstuartdavis@yahoo.com
Mike Bryan, mike.bryan@comcast.net
Willie Jennings, wljennings@yahoo.com

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Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov; markel.whittington@comcast.net; rfred@sguard.net; jimwnewell@comcast.net; nettiedavisward4@bellsouth.net; jstuartdavis@yahoo.com; mike.bryan@comcast.net; wljennings@yahoo.com

Tupelo looks at baggy pants, dangerous dogs

by Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – […] The second aims to strengthen Tupelo’s dangerous-dog ordinance by expanding its classification of risky pets from pit bulls to include rottweilers and dobermans. It requires those pet owners to register their dogs and pay an annual $80 fee – as opposed to the one-time $50 fee in the current ordinance. […] Other changes to the dangerous dog ordinance include a minimum ownership age of 21, a requirement to microchip and sterilize all dangerous dogs – as well as carry $100,000 liability insurance on them – and an increase in the minimum outside pen height from four feet to six.

There’s also a new line banning dangerous dogs from anywhere within 500 feet of a school, and all dangerous dogs must wear city-issued orange collars. […]

Full article retrieved 12/11/11 from http://www.djournal.com/view/full_story/16735946/article-Tupelo-looks-at-baggy-pants–dangerous-dogs?instance=home_news_1st_left

Tupelo, MS: BSL proposed (additional breeds)

Edit 10/15/11: Tupelo apparently already has BSL for “pit bull” owners. “Pit bulls” are automatically considered “dangerous animals” and are specially regulated. The news article below was not very specific, but I would guess that Tupelo is either considering adding breeds to their BSL, or instituting a whole new breed-specific law.

Tupelo, MS, is looking at a breed-specific ordinance that will affect “pit bulls” and may also include Rottweilers, German Shepherds, and Dobermans. StopBSL has not received exact wording or seen the proposal, so it is unclear at this time what the ordinance will require and what types of dogs will be targeted.

Tupelo councilmembers will introduce the ordinance in the near future. According to the city website, Tupelo city council has a meeting tomorrow, September 20, at 6:00 PM at City Hall, 71 East Troy Street. This item is NOT on the agenda. If you wish to make a public comment at the meeting for an item not on the agenda, I think there is a special process you must follow; please contact Kim Hanna, City Clerk, Kim.Hanna@tupeloms.gov , 662-841-6509

Contact info for city officials:
City Hall, 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, MS 38804
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1485, Tupelo, MS 38802-1485
662-841-6513
Mayor Jack Reed Jr., Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov
Markel Whittington, markel.whittington@comcast.net
Fred Pitts, rfred@sguard.net
James (Jim) Newell, jimwnewell@comcast.net
Nettie Davis, nettiedavisward4@bellsouth.net
Jonny Davis, jstuartdavis@yahoo.com
Mike Bryan, mike.bryan@comcast.net
Willie Jennings, wljennings@yahoo.com

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Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov; markel.whittington@comcast.net; rfred@sguard.net; jimwnewell@comcast.net; nettiedavisward4@bellsouth.net; jstuartdavis@yahoo.com; mike.bryan@comcast.net; wljennings@yahoo.com

Tupelo is looking at mean-dog ordinance

By EMILY LE COZ – Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO — Large-breed dogs with dangerous reputations could come under stricter control if a proposed ordinance passes the City Council.[…]

In addition to pit bulls, other breeds could be singled out in the proposal, said the subcommittee’s chairman, Ward 5 City Councilman Jonny Davis. He wants to recommend mandatory registration and annual permit fees for owners of Rottweilers, German Shepherds and Doberman Pinschers, too.

Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2011/09/17/3436943/tupelo-is-looking-at-mean-dog.html#ixzz1YQcJwDEL

Thanks to KCDogBlog and Kathy for the heads up!