Tag Archives: Insurance

Bonney Lake, WA: Mobile home park’s sudden breed ban angers dog owners

Mobile home park’s sudden breed ban angers dog owners

Published: Oct 19, 2009 at 11:13 PM PDT
By Ray Lane

BONNEY LAKE, Wash. — New management means new problems for pet owners at the Quiet Meadows Mobile Home Park.

Certain dog breeds are being evicted, and the mandate is causing plenty of heartbreak.[…]

Full article retrieved 10/20/09 from http://www.komonews.com/news/problemsolvers/64886947.html

MA HB 913 committee hearing on Oct. 14, 10:00 AM

Edit 2/17/11: This bill did not pass, but Rep. Gobi has refiled it. The new bill number and new info will be provided soon.

Massachusetts HB 913 will be heard by the Joint Committee on Financial Services on Wednesday, October 14, at 10:00 AM in Room A-2 of the State House. This is a bill to SUPPORT. The public is encouraged to show up and testify at the hearing.

Massachusetts HB 913 would prohibit insurers from discriminating against homeowners based on the homeowners’ breed of dog.

Previous alert: http://stopbsl.com/2009/06/19/massachusetts-hb-913-would-prohibit-insurance-breed-discrimination/

It would still allow insurers to drop coverage for homeowners whose dogs have actually been declared dangerous. It also requires all dog bites that result in medical attention to be reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The biting dog’s breed is supposed to be included in the report.

Text of the proposed legislation can be found here: http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/ht00/ht00913.htm

Contact info for the Joint Committee on Financial Services can be found here: http://www.mass.gov/legis/comm/j11.htm

Omaha, NE: Results of “dangerous dog crackdown”

Several news media channels covered the following information, which is being touted as “proof” of the “success” of Omaha’s new dangerous dog laws, which include restrictions on “pit bulls.”

This “success” is apparently being measured not by any change in the number of dog bites occurring, but by the number of citations being written for things like lack of liability insurance or muzzle.

NHS Releases Numbers On Dangerous Dog Crackdown

Dozens of pit bull owners cited

Posted: 3:01 PM Jul 7, 2009
Reporter: WOWT
Email Address: sixonline@wowt.com

A report from the Nebraska Humane Society released Tuesday summarizes progress made on the dangerous dog crackdown in Omaha over the past six months.

From January to the end of June, 90 citations were issued to pit bull owners for not having proof of insurance. Ninety citations were also handed out to owners whose pit bulls were not muzzled, on a harness or were wearing a leash that was too long.[…]

Full article retrieved 7/8/09 from http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/50152997.html

Dog Owners Say They Feel Safer Amid Enforcement

Humane Society Cites Hundreds In 6 Months

UPDATED: 6:27 pm CDT July 7, 2009

OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Humane Society said Omaha’s dog ordinance is working better than expected after hundreds of dog owners have been ticketed for various violations in six months.[…]

Full article retrieved 7/8/09 from http://www.ketv.com/news/19984447/detail.html

Springfield, MO: City Council tables pit bull adoption proposal

City Council tables pit bull adoption proposal

By Wes Johnson
wjohnson@news-leader.com
March 24, 2009

A proposal to let animal rescue groups save salvageable pit bulls from the city pound – and adopt them out at least 100 miles away – was tabled Monday night.[…]

Several people spoke about the proposal, most objecting to the breed-specific nature of the city’s pit bull policy.

Full article retrieved 3/24/09 from http://www.news-leader.com/article/20090324/BREAKING01/90323049/1007/NEWS01

Moses Lake, WA: Moses Lake resident seeks help with dog law (effects of BSL)

http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/articles/2009/01/15/news/doc496f77173796a611450674.txt

Moses Lake resident seeks help with dog law

By Candice Boutilier
Herald staff writer
Saturday January 17, 2009

MOSES LAKE – One Moses Lake man is working to be in compliance with the hazardous dog ordinance and asked the Moses Lake City Council for help concerning the requirements.

Jerry Ford has a rottweiler. […]

Councilmember Brent Reese said he expects many more people to come to council with concerns about the ordinance. He said he is against breed specific requirements and hopes to have some or all dog breeds removed from the ordinance in the future. […]

Lakewood, OH: Lakewood Pit Bull Registration Deadline Is December 6th

http://lakewoodobserver.com/news-releases/2008-11/337

Lakewood Pit Bull Registration Deadline Is December 6th

Lakewood Observer
– City Hall, November 25, 2008

Lakewood residents are reminded that they must register their pit bull/canary dog with the City by December 6, 2008. In July, Lakewood City Council passed legislation banning pit bulls and canary dogs in the City. The law allows for Lakewood residents who already owned a pit bull/canary dog to keep their dog but requires that they register the dog with the Lakewood Animal Control Office. This registration must be completed by December 6, 2008.

To register a dog, owners must fill out a registration form and pay a $50 registration fee. Pit bull owners must also provide a current photograph of their dog, a copy of an insurance policy of not less than $100,000 and proof that their dog has been micro-chipped and spayed or neutered. Other terms, conditions and restrictions apply to the handling of dangerous animal in Lakewood. A full copy of the law is available on the City of Lakewood website at http://www.onelakewood.com.

Registration forms are available on the City of Lakewood website at http://www.onelakewood.com or can be obtained by calling the Lakewood Animal Shelter at (216) 529-5020. Lakewood dog owners who are unsure as to whether they need to register their dogs can contact the Lakewood Animal Shelter at (216) 529-5020 for assistance.

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For further information, please contact Captain Gary Stone of the Lakewood Police Department at (216) 529-6751.

Omaha, NE Article: Pit Bull Rules Pose Insurance Dilemma

Pit Bull Rules Pose Insurance Dilemma

Many Insurers Won’t Write New Policies Covering Dogs

POSTED: 8:45 pm CDT October 15, 2008
UPDATED: 11:49 am CDT October 16, 2008
As the first phase of Omaha’s dangerous dog ordinance takes effect, pit bull owners worry about a rule that will require them to get $100,000 in liability insurance. 

[…] Many companies said they won’t write new policies for potentially dangerous animals. 

The city of Omaha said owners should either find an insurance company that will, or plan to get rid of their dogs.[…]

Full article retrieved 10/16/08 from http://www.ketv.com/news/17725598/detail.html