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Moses Lake, WA: Moses Lake declares hazardous dogs (BSL passed)

Emotion won over logic in a big way in Moses Lake this week.

Please write or call the city and thank councilmembers Brent Reese and Jon Lane for voting against BSL. The next chance to replace the other councilmembers will be at the end of 2009.

The City of Moses Lake, (509) 766-9201
321 So. Balsam (P.O. Box 1579), Moses Lake, WA 98837


Moses Lake declares hazardous dogs

Candice Boutilier/Columbia Basin Herald

City regulates pit bulls, rottweilers and presa canarios

MOSES LAKE – With a 5-2 vote, the Moses Lake City Council declared pit bulls, rottweilers and presa canarios hazardous dogs Tuesday night.[…]

Moses Lake, WA: More breeds added to proposed BSL (meeting tonight, Nov. 25)

The city council has added more breeds to the proposed BSL. City council will meet tonight to discuss the ordinance.

Alert and more information can be found here:


New article:


Breeds added to hazardous dog code

By Candice Boutilier
Columbia Basin Herald staff writer
Pit bulls, rottweilers, presa canarios, akitas and chows

MOSES LAKE – Several other dog breeds were added to an ordinance declaring them hazardous, which could result in a larger registration fine if the Moses Lake City Council passes it Tuesday night.

It was not discussed at a previous meeting that the additional dogs breeds would be declared hazardous. Previously the ordinance was limited to breeds commonly referred to as pit bulls and dogs that have a tendency to display threatening behavior toward people and domestic animals.

The new definition now includes rottweilers, presa canarios, akitas and chows. The definition also includes dogs mixed with any of the stated breeds.[…]

Moses Lake, WA: Misleading article title—BSL has NOT passed yet

The Columbia Basin Herald published an article on 11/13 with the following headline and subhead:

Moses Lake to regulate pit bulls

City declares animals hazardous

This gives the impression that Moses Lake has passed BSL. This is not true. The city council has not completed the legally required second reading for this bill. They will be having a public hearing and the second reading for this ordinance at the city council meeting on November 25th.

All residents are encouraged to show up and express your opinion about BSL and about the city council’s unwillingness to accept the recommendations of experts, including their very own committee formed to examine the issue, all of whom advised against BSL.

Although it’s very likely this BSL will pass, there is no reason why the public cannot have their final say. Please do not let this news article dissuade you from attending the public hearing.