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    New Fairfax Virginia city ordinance puts the bite on dog tethering -Enforceable limits can produce up to $250 in fines By Gregg MacDonald Staff Writer City of Fairfax officials have put some teeth into a new ordinance regarding dog tethering that narrowly defines how and when city dogs may be...
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    The city of Wellsville, Kansas has an ordinance that bans “pit bull terriers and Staffordshire terriers” within the city limits. At the May 28, 2014 city council meeting, resident Lisa Roberts, along with several supporters, presented information to city officials about the problems associated...
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    After his dog was seized by police last month because the ownership of "pit bulls" is prohibited within the Missouri Valley, Iowa city limits, Bryan Athay obtained signatures of registered voters on a petition seeking to amend the ordinance. Mr. Athey presented the petition to the city council...
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    On May 20, 2014, the Dearborn County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance overhauling their entire animal control code. The changes to Chapter 90 of the County Code of Ordinances was brought about as part of an effort by the Commissioners to better serve the citizens of Dearborn County...
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    Pit bull ordinance to be introduced 4/22/14 in Lafourche Parish, LA Councilman John Arnold is drafting an ordinance that would require "pit bulls" to have special permits in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. According to Arnold, the regulations involve pit bull owners "agreeing to nurture their dog...
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    Randolph County, AR shoots down possibility of pit bull ordinance Dozens of Randolph County residents showed up at Thursday night's quorum court meeting, many of them addressing county officials, expressing their concerns over a local woman's attempt to ban pit bulls in the county and...
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    A town hall meeting is planned for Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Martin Luther King Center at 5:30 p.m., and citizens are encouraged to attend and learn more about the proposed changes. Some want change to laws that impact animals | Local - Home South Bend, IN: Town Hall Meeting on proposed...
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    Memphis officials consider revamping pit bull ordinance - News - Voice News By Barb Pert Templeton Voice Reporter Memphis officials are considering a new ordinance for Aggressive Animal Registration that would eliminate the current ordinance against all pit bulls in the city. (Submitted Photo)...
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    Posted on September 28, 2012 by stopbslorg | According to [Florida] State Code Chapter767 "DAMAGE BY DOGS" Section 14 'Additional local restrictions authorized', local governments are prohibited from enacting regulations specific to breed. However, the section is not applicable to any local...
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    I am new to this and don't know what I'm doing, so bear with me. Our rescue group works with a local dog pound finding forever homes for the dogs and puppies that are brought in by the ACO. I will be attending a city council meeting where an employee of the gas company will be asking that...
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    Oktibbeha County, MS: Council asks for public comment on vicious dog ordinance, Sept 6 Posted on September 5, 2011 Oktibbeha County, MS, intends to schedule public hearings to gather local input about a possible dangerous/vicious dog ordinance. Though they do not have an official proposal ready...
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    Ventura County, CA: Breed-specific mandatory spay/neuter ordinance suggested Posted on August 2, 2011 by stopbslcom| Breed-specific mandatory spay/neuter is breed-specific, and therefore carries with it all the flaws and inequalities of any law based strictly on what a dog looks like. Ventura...
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    At this time, no ordinance is before the city council in Savannah, Georgia. However, dog owners in Savannah need to reach out to their city officials now - before any ordinance is proposed - to offer their suggestions and assistance with crafting an effective breed-neutral ordinance that will...
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    Proposed Pit Bull Ordinance Opens Old Wounds City eyes clarification to 2008 legislation; Lakewood residents and pit bull owners say questions remain. By Colin McEwen A proposal to make changes to the language in the 2008 legislation banning pit bulls in Lakewood is opening some old wounds...
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    This issue first came up in May when the mayor of Jasper, Alabama proposed a breed ban that would include "pit bulls," dobermans, rottweilers, chow chowss, including mixes of and/or dogs that have the appearance of these breeds. After a council work session in June, the proposal was dropped. As...
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    The city of Cornell, Wisconsin is currently considering a dangerous dog ordinance that is believed to be breed specific. I spoke with the city clerk this afternoon who was not very forthcoming with information, but did confirm a council committee took up a dangerous dog ordinance this week. The...
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    From breed to behavior: Cleveland City Council revises vicious d - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|Breaking News, Weather, Exclusives I am not to impressed with the news footage though ;/ Cleveland City Council voted to amend part of the City's vicious dog ordinance (Ord. 712-11) during its...
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    MO: Kirksville - Dicussion on Proposed Ordinance to Regulate Ownership of "Pit Bulls" During a recent study session, officials in Kirksville, Missouri discussed a proposed ordinance that regulates the ownership of "pit bulls" (translation..any dog that LOOKS LIKE a pit bull). The ordinance is...
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    Waxhaw, NC: Animal ordinance revisions will not be breed-specific Posted on March 23, 2011 by stopbslcom| At this time, it appears that Waxhaw has decided...
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