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  1. Georgia bill to prohibit breed discriminatory laws moves forward

    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...
  2. Platteville, WI discussing possible pit bull ban

    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
  3. Two repeals from Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    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...
  4. Rhode Island bill would allow towns to reinstate breed discriminatory laws

    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...
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    2014 Year in Review

    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.

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    Roeland Park, KS repeals breed ban

    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...
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    Potential statewide BSL-Mississippi

    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...
  8. Moreauville, LA repeals breed ban; Implements state law

    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,...
  9. Salina, Kansas, family fights for their dogs

    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...
  10. Moreauville, LA, update: Officials pledge to suspend enforcement of ban

    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...
  11. Moreauville, LA, p$#@! breed ban: Demands all current dogs be removed

    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...
  12. Camdenton, Missouri may head to lawsuit over breed ban

    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...
  13. Pawtucket Rhode Island loses battle to keep ban

    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...
  14. Spring Hill, Kansas, repeals breed ban

    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...
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    Hallsville, MO, repeals breed ban

    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....
  16. Aurora, Colorado: The good, the bad and the silver lining

    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...
  17. Enumclaw, WA, keeps breed ban in place

    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...
  18. Enumclaw, Washington, considers repeal of breed ban

    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....
  19. Missouri Valley Iowa to consider repeal of breed ban

    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...
  20. Jurupa Valley CA rejects breed based spay/neuter law

    At their last meeting, officials in Jurupa Valley, California, decided against a proposal that would require the pediatric mandatory sterilization of dogs deemed to be pit bulls.

    The proposal was...
  21. South Bend Indiana unanimously repeals breed discriminatory law

    After much hard work, officials in South Bend, Indiana, have voted on the new animal control ordinance that includes the repeal of the long-standing breed discriminatory law. *They voted unanimously...
  22. Jurupa Valley California first reading of breed discriminatory spay/neuter

    This Thursday, officials in Jurupa Vally, California will hold the first reading of a breed discriminatory mandatory spay/neuter law.

    The move follows the passage of the county-wide measure which...
  23. League City, Texas officials talk about breed discriminatory law

    City officials in League City, Texas, have begun to talk about instituting a breed discriminatory law.

    Following an attack by a dog identified as a pit bull, city officials are looking at...
  24. Rhode Island HB 7630 to allow Warwick to enact breed discriminatory law set for heari

    Rhode Island HB 7630 has been scheduled for a date to be heard by the first committee. *The House Committee on Municipal Government is set to hear the bill on March 20th.

    The bill would allow the...
  25. Medford Oregon officials reject breed discriminatory law

    Medford, Oregon, officials have rejected the idea of a breed discriminatory law.

    The idea was initially raised by Councilor Karen Blair after a complaint of dog on dog attack in the city.
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