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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...
What are they, please?
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...
are any Germans here, who have a Pitbull ?
It is time to take a look back at 2014, and what the year has brought us in the world of breed discriminatory laws. *2013 was a good year, but pales in comparison to what happened this year.
Below is a list of passages, repeals and rejections of breed discriminatory laws, as well as some notable...
Last night officials in Roeland Park, Kansas, ended a months long debate on their “pit bull” ban by voting to repeal the ordinance.
The vote was 6-2 in favor of repeal.
The discussion has been a long one, with many months of debate. *The law, which was enacted in the late 80*s, had not been...
A state level alert is being issued for the state of Mississippi.
Best Friends Animal Society has discovered that a bill, House Bill 1261, has been introduced that would target dogs resembling pit bulls, including in the definition, American Bulldogs.
The language of the bill:
Is there a b.s.l in oklahoma
Posted: December 31, 2014
Another Ohio City Fights A Potential Pit Bull Ban, Despite A Court Ruling Striking Down A Similar Ruling
Despite many pit bull bans and Breed Specific Legislation being repealed, other bans or seemingly restrictive ordinances are cropping up. A Washington state...
Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015 3:30 am
By SUSAN SARUBIN
While we have not heard from Ellicott McConnell in nearly five months on the unsuitability of dogs identified as pit bulls as family pets, he could not let sleeping dogs lie. Promised as “My final comments on pit bulls and suitability” in...
New Utah laws involving pit bulls & uninsured drivers now in effect
Published: Thursday, Jan. 1 2015 4:50 p.m. MST
SALT LAKE CITY — Of all the dogs in Utah, Pansy is one of the luckiest.
She was given a second chance at life after being adopted from a shelter, and now, she can live in...
After a dramatic couple of weeks, the Moreauville, LA, board voted, on December 1st, to unanimously repeal the recently passed breed ban that targeted “pit bulls” and Rottweilers.
At this meeting, the entire dangerous dog ordinance was repealed, not just the breed based portion. *The only thing...
A single working mother in Salina, Kansas, is in trouble with the city after her two dogs got escaped the yard and were picked up by animal control.
Jo Ann Morgan has two dogs that officials claim fall under the breed ban that Salina maintains. *Morgan stated that she sees “pit bulls” everyday...
When the small town of Moreauville, LA, enacted a breed discriminatory law targeting “pit bulls” and Rottweilers, it was a quiet affair. *The law, passed on October 13th, didn*t garner so much as a blip online.
When officials sent a letter to residents demanding they remove their dogs by the...
Published: Sunday, 11/23/2014 - Updated: 19 seconds ago
Wauseon moves to delete vicious label on ‘pit bulls’
Proposal in line with state law
BY ALEXANDRA MESTER
BLADE STAFF WRITER
WAUSEON — A Fulton County community is taking steps to remove breed-specific language from its...
On October 13th the small town of Moreauville, Louisiana, passed a ban on pit bull type dogs and Rottweilers.
The city has a little over 900 residents and no online presence.
Officials claim that they passed the ban at the request of *several residents. *These residents approached the...
The city of Camdenton, Missouri, heard a request to review their long-standing pit bull ban yesterday at the board meeting, along with a request to dismiss a citation for violation of the ban. *The request was made by Misty Brown, a woman who bought a house in town 2 weeks before she was told her...
When Rhode Island legislators passed a law that prohibits municipalities from enacting any breed discriminatory laws, Pawtucket officials balked. *They claimed that the law only addressed future laws, and did not apply to them because Pawtucket*s breed ban was in effect before the passage of the...
Spring Hill Kansas has repealed their ban on “pit bull dogs.”
The old law, which was passed in 2008, defined a pit bull dog as follows:
Any pit bull dog. *(1) “Pit bull dog” means:
a. The bull terrier breed of dog;
b. The Staffordshire bull terrier breed of dog;
c. The American pit bull...
Hallsville, Missouri had a ban on “pit bulls” for over 20 years. *Passed in 1989, the ban was instituted after there were some “aggressive” pit bulls in the community, according to Mayor*Cheri Reish.
On November 10th, the board of aldermen voted unanimously to repeal the long-standing ban. *The...
Aurora's pit bull vote could have national implications
KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press
2:27 PM, Oct 18, 2014
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Sharee Talbot wants her dog back. For now, though, she has to drive out of town to visit Buddy because the two-year-old pit bull isn't allowed in her hometown of...
November 4th, a ballot measure in Aurora, Colorado that would have repealed the ban on dogs who are over 50% “pit bull” failed to pass.
On the surface, this seems to be a disheartening loss. *A lot of hard work was put into educating*the public about the ban on a shoe string budget, and hopes...
At last nights meeting in Enumclaw, Washington, officials voted to keep the current breed ban in place.
The meeting drew a great number of commenters, some from both sides of the issue, but as we have seen before, the commenters for repealing the ban, out weighed those for keeping. *There was a...
A change to the*Enumclaw, WA, ordinance that bans “pit bulls” is working its way through the city council.
The first vote of the repeal was passed on September 22nd, with only one dissenting vote. *The second and final reading of the repeal is set to be heard on October 13th.
First thing first: yes I signed up just to post this petition.
I hope this is the right place, because I am asking you to sign a petition that would ask TIME to take down their poorly researched, NOT fact checked, and biased article, "The Problem With Pitbulls". I'm sure many of heard of this...
Missouri Valley, Iowa, currently has a breed ban in place. *Officials are looking into the possibility of repealing their ban and enacting restrictions instead.
Last month, a resident had his dog confiscated under the ordinance.* The dog in question was moved to an out-of-state location and is...
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