Tag Archives: humane society

Springfield, MO: Pit bull adoption proposal to be discussed, April 6, 7 PM

Springfield has a pit bull ban in place. Though the shelter is not required to do so, it is euthanizing all impounded, unreclaimed pit bulls and will not send the dogs to rescue groups for adoption outside the city.

City Hall: 417-864-1651
*Fax: 417-864-1649
citycouncil@springfieldmo.gov
840 Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802

*Please note: For faxes that need to be distributed to all members of the City Council, please fax only one copy with a note that specifies distribution to all members of council.

Meetings are scheduled for 7:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall.

How to speak to the city council: http://ci.springfield.mo.us/egov/citycouncil/addressing.html

Springfield pit bull adoption rules could change

SPRINGFIELD — Right now, no one can adopt a pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier mixed breed dog from the city pound, not even rescue groups. Unless the dog is quickly claimed by its rightful owner, it is put down.

City Councilwoman Mary Collette proposes to change that. She would like the city to allow rescue groups to take the pit bulls and find them homes.

[…] The city council will take up the issue at its meeting next Monday night. City council meets at 7 at Historic City Hall.

Full article retrieved 4/5/09 from http://www.ky3.com/news/local/42366742.html

City Council Considers Pit Bull Rescue Protocol

Sunday, Apr 5, 2009 @05:48pm CST

[…] Council is looking at implementing a 500 thousand dollar insurance policy for agencies taking on that effort.[…]

The public is invited to comment.

Full article retrieved 4/5/09 from http://ozarksfirst.com/content/fulltext/?cid=135451

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Omaha, NE: Owners Take Pit Bulls To ‘Good Citizen’ Class

Owners Take Pit Bulls To ‘Good Citizen’ Class

Good Behavior Can Exempt Dogs From Muzzles

POSTED: 7:41 pm CST December 10, 2008
UPDATED: 7:56 am CST December 11, 2008
KETV.com

OMAHA, Neb. — With an Omaha ordinance requiring pit bulls to be muzzled starting in January, some owners are taking their pets to an obedience class exclusively for the breed.[…]

About 40 dogs are taking the pit bull-only class at the Nebraska Humane Society. […]

The Humane Society said 10 dogs have already passed the test. The prep class at the Humane Society will continue for the next few weeks and costs $10 to enroll.

Full article retrieved 12/11/08 from http://www.ketv.com/news/18249405/detail.html

Omaha, NE article: Pit Bull Training Cheaper… For Now

Why wasn’t low-cost training made available before Omaha decided to institute BSL?

Pit Bull Training Cheaper… For Now

Posted: 3:47 PM Oct 23, 2008

The Nebraska Humane Society is helping some pit bull owners by reducing the cost of training their dogs. Omaha’s new dog ordinance allows owners to use the training to forego muzzle requirements.[…]

Full article retrieved 10/24/08 from http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/33069919.html