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WHAT TO DO WHEN ANIMAL CONTROL COMES KNOCKING
by George J. Eigenhauser Jr.
(he is an attorney at law licensed in the State of California since 1979
and practices in the areas of civil litigation and estate planning)
ANTI-DOG ENFORCEMENT - What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know
France -- Animal advocates hope dogfighting and puppy mill scandals will breed tougher animal abuse laws. Here is a look at legislation already proposed:
Virginia: A bill was filed to add organized dogfighting as a qualifying offense under the state's racketeering law, which would mean tougher...
Why do I not hear more about this group? They are spearheading the legal fight in Denver. They are spearheading the legal fight in Lanett, Al. They have been providing legal help for bully owners across the nation and yet I hear so little about a group that is doing more than just yelling out loud...
Melbourne's pit bull ban may be lifted
March 24, 2016 Liam Mannix
Pit bulls could be back on the streets of Melbourne soon after a parliamentary report found it was impossible to tell if they were any more dangerous than other dogs.
The ban on the breed, in place since 2011, could be...
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has changed a longstanding rule and now breeds such as pit bulls and Rottweiler can adopted at the county animal shelter.
Local media outlets report the rule had been in effect for years while a nonprofit group ran the...
March 26, 2016
A long and hard fought battle against dog fighting in Kentucky is ending in victory for some because HB 428, which makes dog fighting, and all involved with it a felony in Kentucky, has been passed by the Senate and sent to Governor Matt Bevin for a signature. Kentucky has...
Maria DeVito, Reporter 8:21 a.m. EDT March 15, 2016
NEWARK- Newark's pit bulls are one step closer to losing their automatic status as vicious dogs.
The Newark City Council Safety Committee passed an ordinance Monday night that would classify dogs as nuisance, dangerous or vicious based on...
March 20, 2016
April Roark has 60 days to have her dog Marley micro-chipped, spayed, and registered with the Brownsville-Haywood County Animal Shelter, or risk losing her 4-year-old pit bull.
On March 8, the Brownsville City Council passed an amendment to a 2008 law that banned pit bulls...
Hot car law p$#@! Florida Senate, provides legal protections
Published 4:06 PM EST Jan 30, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Florida Senators have given final approval to a bill that provides good Samaritans legal protections if they break into a car to save children or pets.
The bill, which...
Bromont, Que. council votes to ban pit bulls
January 22, 2016
People in Bromont, Que. are no longer allowed to adopt or buy pit bull dogs, according to a new municipal bylaw which came into effect on January 15.
The town joins about 50 other municipalities in Quebec which don't allow the...
The City of Airdrie has no interest in banning pitbulls.
That’s the message the crowd, which packed council chambers on Jan. 19, heard.
The discussion was prompted by a letter sent to council urging the breed be banned, which followed on the heels of a fatal pitbull attack of another dog that...
Published: Wednesday, 12/30/2015 - Updated: 2 days ago
‘Pit bull’ transfers to rescue rejected
Dogs still often go to Pit Crew
BY ALEXANDRA MESTER BLADE STAFF WRITER
WAUSEON — The Fulton County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted down a proposal that would have...
Curious to know how your state fares when it comes to animal protection laws? One annual report makes it easy to find out.
The 10th annual year-end report issued by The Animal Legal Defense Fund is out, which ranks the animal protection laws of all 50 states. The rankings are based on a...
Even if Detroit were to pass a ban on pit bulls, the city — and 14 others that have passed such prohibitions — could be preempted by legislation now pending in Lansing.
In fact, the Detroit City Council is ready to take a fresh looks at the city's laws regarding vicious dogs, says its president,...
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – More than 130 people – mostly Shaker Heights residents opposing a proposed pit bull ban – crowded into City Council chambers Monday night.
The residents told council they oppose any law that bans a specific dog breed. They said the city needs to hold dog owners accountable...
SOUTH HUTCHINSON -- A 22 year ban on pit bulls has been lifted in South Hutchinson.
Two weeks ago, city councilmembers voted unanimously to once again allow pit bulls to be owned as pets. Many people in South Hutchinson say pit bulls get a bad rap.
"I think it's a good thing," said Mike...
Beaufort County could require spaying, neutering of pit bulls
Posted: September 15, 2015 - 2:06pm
By SCOTT THOMPSON
843-815-0800, Ext. 13 firstname.lastname@example.org
All pit bulls and pit mixes in Beaufort County would have to be spayed or neutered and microchipped under a proposal...
congrats Florida!!!! great to be readin this one!
Coral Springs dog lovers declare victory over proposal for breed banning
By Sallie James
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
October 18, 2006
September 15, 2015 6:08 PM MST
The Quincy Housing Authority in Quincy, Mass. has proposed a new policy that will ban pit bulls, doberman pinschers and rottweilers, any mix of the three, or any dog with “identifiable characteristics specific to one of these breeds,” according to the Patriot...
Ending Pitbull Ban
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 11:51 PM EST
By Jaclyn Driscoll
SIOUX CITY, IA -In the past two years, many states have overturned or banned breed specific legislation. Currently 17 states prohibit breed specific laws.
Pit bull ban nabs therapy dog
Posted: Aug 14, 2015 7:43 AM EST
Updated: Aug 14, 2015 7:43 AM EST
By Jason Pederso
JACKSONVILLE (KATV) -In 2007 the city of Jacksonville voted to ban pit bulls.
Aldermen at the time had no idea that one day their unanimous decision would one day impact a...
I just found out about this this morning and am still working on getting contact info of Mayor and Councilmen.
Thier attorney and technical advisor even warned against a ban on specific breeds but they passed it anyway. Talked with the Mayor of Ardmore TN, today.He is also Principle of...
Pit bull-only requirements dropped in Wilmington
Jenna Pizzi, The News Journal 2:42 a.m. EDT July 10, 2015
WILMINGTON – With all members present voting in favor, the Wilmington City Council stripped specific language regarding pit bull breeds from the city's dog law.
The change removes a...
What are they, please?
The Fair Housing Council of Oregon accuses Travelers insurance companies of violating federal law by not selling homeowners policies to disabled people who keep pit bulls as service dogs.
Officials with the nonprofit agency conducted a phone sting last year in which "testers" posing as people...
New USPS Dog Attack List Rekindles Dallas Pit Bull Debate CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
New USPS Dog Attack List Rekindles Dallas Pit Bull Debate
May 20, 2015 12:25 PM
Posted: 05/06/2015 4:44 pm EDT Updated: 05/07/2015 12:59 pm EDT
Here it is, laid out in blue and orange: A map of all the places in this country where folks with pit bulls are best to avoid.
This is a screenshot of the BSL Census map, so it's non-interactive. On the BSL Census website...
A bill that was introduced in the Georgia state legislature would prohibit breed discriminatory laws on the state level.
SB 184*is a relatively simple bill. *It would amend the current dangerous dog law to include the following language:
“Notwithstanding the provisions of Code Section 4-8-1,...
How Media Hype Fuels Inaccurate Laws on Vimeo
Tuesday night, the Plateville common council discussed changes to their dangerous dog laws.
Among the possible changes discussed is a ban on “pit bulls.”
The proposal would make it
*“unlawful to own, harbor or keep any animal which:…are pure bred commonly known as put bull, pit bull dog,...
Two cities voted to repeal their breed discriminatory laws during city council meetings on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
Juneau, WI: *Wisconsin Voters for Companion Animals, one of our partner organizations, reported that the council in Juneau voted*unanimously to repeal their law. *The repeal comes...
Officials in Pawtucket, Rhode Island are once again trying to make it so they are allowed to retain their breed ban.
The ban was nullified by the recently passed state law prohibiting breed discriminatory laws. *When the state law was passed, officials claimed the law did not nullify existing...
Why Stop at Pit Bulls? Miami-Dade Must Ban Yorkies
By Kyle Munzenrieder Thu., Feb. 12 2015 at 8:30 AM
Miami-Dade County has banned residents from owning pit bulls for more than 25 years, and voters reaffirmed the ban in 2012 with an overwhelming 63 percent vote. Despite controversy...
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