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A proposal to require all pit bulls to wear a muzzle was unanimously recommended to the full City Council for consideration during an Ordinance Committee meeting last night. Please send your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE letters in opposition to breed specific legislation to the Malden city officials listed below.

The text of the ordinance HAS NOT been drafted. Please use this opportunity to forward good, generic dangerous dog ordinances for the council's consideration.

City Council meetings are held every Tuesday in the Herbert L. Jackson Council Chamber at Malden Government Center. It is recommended that those in the area please attend future meetings in order to follow the status of this matter.

City Council offices are located at:
200 Pleasant Street
Room 609
Malden, MA 02148
Contact: Sheila Fermano, Clerk of Committees
Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (781) 397-7130
Fax: (781) 397-7004

Karen Anderson - City Clerk
200 Pleasant St., Room 323
Malden, MA 02148
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (781) 397-7116
Fax: (781) 388-0610

Malden City Council e-mail quick list
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Richard C. Howard - Mayor
200 Pleasant Street, Room 629
Malden, MA 02148
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (781) 397-7000
Fax: (781) 397-7073

Ordinance to muzzle pit bulls in Malden passes key hurdle
Posted by Matt Byrne November 17, 2010 10:03 AM
By Matt Byrne, Town Correspondent

A proposal to require all pit bulls to wear a muzzle in public passed a key hurdle last night, after the measure was unanimously recommended to the full City Council during an Ordinance Committee meeting.

Put forth by Ward 7 Councilor Neil Kinnon, the ordinance would be modeled after the City of Lynn's law, which came in reaction to a series of attacks this year.

While no such attacks have occurred recently in Malden to prompt the change, Kinnon said that if passed, the ordinance would put the city in line with a number of municipalities in the region and provide for the safety of people around the city who encounter the dogs.

"When you see the people who are walking these dogs around, it's just another weapon for them," Kinnon said.

Kinnon said most incidents of non-breed specific dog bites occur on the dog owner's property, but research shows that most pit bull bites occur off the owner's property.

Council President Paul DiPietro agreed with Kinnon, and remarked at the volatility of the breed, sometimes even surprising the owners, he said.

Kinnon moved for Malden to adopt a similar ordinance as the City of Lynn, which passed unanimously. The text of the ordinance has not been drafted yet.

Ordinance to muzzle pit bulls in Malden passes key hurdle - Malden - Your Town - Boston.com
 
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