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Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, PA: Whispers of BSL
Posted on March 25, 2009 by stopbslcom
It is not clear what will be proposed by lawmakers. Breed-specific legislation has been suggested by the media in at least one prior article.

Please keep correspondence polite and informative. These folks need helpful non-breed-specific solutions to their perceived "pit bull" problem.

Pittsburgh City Council contact information:
City Clerk (or fill in City Councilmember's name)
510 City-County Building, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Ph. (412) 255-2138
Email forms for city councilmembers: City Council Members

City Council meetings are every Tuesday at 10 AM. City Council meetings are held in Council Chambers (ADA accessible), located on the Fifth Floor of the City-County Building at 414 Grant Street.

Allegheny County Council contact information:
Office of the County Council, Courthouse, Room 119, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 350-6490
Fax: (412) 350-6499
[email protected]

Next County Council meetings: Tuesday, April 7, 5 PM and Tuesday, April 21, 5 PM
County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, 4th Floor - Gold Room, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

County Executive, City Councilman Promise To Find Solution To Pit Bull Problem - kdka.com

Lawmakers Vow To Address Pit Bull Problem
Mar 24, 2009 9:36 pm US/Eastern

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Local leaders are promising to address the growing number of abandoned pit bulls in the Pittsburgh area.

Reacting to a KDKA investigation on the problem, Pittsburgh City Councilman Bruce Kraus says the city will consider tighter controls.

"Having this story come to light, I'm absolutely willing to sit down, do my homework and do my research to see if that's not something that's possible to do here in the City of Pittsburgh," Kraus said.

Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato says he's seen the problem worsen since his days as a city councilman.

"The issue is pit bulls that are loose, that are not on a leash, that are not with a person - they're being let loose and have the potential to attack people - especially kids," he said.

And the problem isn't contained to the city. The shelter at Animal Protectors in New Kensington is also inundated with stray pit bulls.

Onorato says he will consider legislation to address the problem countywide.

"I think it's the right thing to do. We can't have these pit bulls being released in the parks and into the woods and into the neighborhoods because some breeder no longer wants that type of animal and if they were bred to fight that's a real public health concern and something that has to be dealt with," he said.
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