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Malta: “Pit bulls” to be microchipped

It’s unclear what criteria will be used to identify a “pit bull.”

Pit bulls to be micro-chipped

Monday, 12th April 2010 – 11:01CET

The government will be issuing a legal notice making it compulsory for dogs such as pit-bulls to be micro-chipped, Rural Affairs Minister George Pullicino said today.

Mario Spiteri, director of animal welfare, later explained that the government was not saying it was micro-chipping dangerous dogs, because dogs were not dangerous. This measure, he said, was a step towards curbing dog fighting encouraged by the dog owners.

He said the authorities would use scanners for random checks of pit bulls.[…]

Article retrieved 4/12/10 from http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100412/local/pit-bulls-to-be-micro-chipped

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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.