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BSL Weekly Update
current as of May 30, 2007
 
 
 

***45 events across the country have been confirmed for Pit Bull Awareness Day 2007...Please join us in celebrating responsiBULL ownership***

BSL Passed

Jacksonville, Arkansas

Sikeston, Missouri**

**Passed in mid-April, but just brought to my attention now.   The ordinance defines dangerous dogs by breed, including pit bulls, but also includes dogs having a history of biting hard enough to break the skin. 

 
We CANNOT stress enough the importance of ALWAYS
maintaining polite and respectful communication with
officials.  Our dogs are worth keeping our emotions in check
in order to work with officials to a solution that benefits
the entire community.  For letter writing tips, please click here.
 

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New Proposed BSL

Indianapolis-Marion County, Indiana
 
Clerk of Council
 
Mayor Bart Peterson
2501 City-County Building
200 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Fax: 317-327-3980
 
 
 
 
Cabot, Arkansas
 
City Of Cabot
P. O. Box 1113
101 North Second St.
Cabot, Arkansas  72023
Phone:  (501)843-3566
Fax:       (501)941-3127
cityofcabot@ cebridge. net
 
Mayor Joe Williams
 
 
Donna Grimes
Mayor's Admin. Asst.
 
 
Karen Davis
Operations Director
 
City Council
 
 
 
Plattsburg, New York
New York state law prohibits breed specific legislation.
 
 
 
 
Mayor's Office - 518-563-7701
 
 
Common Council
 
Mike Drew - Ward I
21 Main Mill Street
Phone: 566-7309 (h) ; 562-8162 (w)
Email: plattsburghward1@ aol.com
 
James Godfrey - Ward 2
63 Elizabeth Street
Phone: 561-5281
Email: gjclegiox@charter. net
 
George Rabideau - Ward 3
7 Leonard Avenue
Phone: 563-2357 (h) ; 562-1986 (w)
Email: gergram@localnet. com
 
James Calnon - Ward 4
110 Bailey Ave
Phone: 593-3278
Email: jcalnon@westelcom. com
 
Amy Valentine - Ward 5
6 Stetson Ave.
Phone: 563-8074 (h) ; 563-4121 (w)
Email: imaginethat@ westelcom. com
 
William Provost - Ward 6
114C Bridge Street
Phone: 570-7638 (h) ; 492-2511 x5220 (w)
Email: billprovost04@ charter.net
 

Pending BSL
Massachusetts Statewide
 
Certain officials are considering a pit bull ban for the state of Massachusetts.  Please voice your polite and respectful opposition
to BSL to the joint committee members studying this issue, and also support HB 1948 sponsored by Representative Bradford Hill which seeks to establish non-discriminatory, workable methods by which to deal with vicious and potentially dangerous dogs. 
 
Committee member E-mail quick list:
 
 
 
 
 
Lorain, Ohio
 
UPDATE 5/29/07:  According to city clerk, Nancy Greer, breed specific legislation has not been proposed in Lorain, Ohio, and no changes are pending to their current vicious dog ordinance.  Ordinances are on line @ www.cityoflorain.org  under codified ordinances  - vicious dogs.
 
City Clerk
Nancy Greer
 
City Council
 
 
 
 
Marion County, West Virginia
 
Marion County Clerk
Janice Cosco
217 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV  26554
(304) 367-5440
FAX  (304) 367-5447
 
 
Marion County Commission
(304) 367-5400
200 Jackson Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
     Commissioners:
      Alan Parks
      Randy Elliot
      Wayne Stuller
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jackson County, Mississippi
 
Jackson County Board of Supervisors
P.O. Box 997
Pascagoula, MS 38568
 
 
County Administrator Alan Sudduth
 
 
Board Attorney Paula Yancy
Phone:  228-769-3371
Fax:      228-769-3119

 

 


 
Batesville, Arkansas
 
CIty Clerk
Denise M. Johnston, City Clerk / Treasurer
1167 E. College Street
Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 698-2400
clerk@cityofbatesville.com
 
 
Mayor
Rick Elumbaugh, Mayor  
#1 Lake Oak Drive 
Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 612-7946
 
 
City Attorney
Scott Stalker, City Attorney
480 S. 23rd Street
Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 612-5569
 
City Council
 
 
 
 
Manila, Arkansas
 
 Update 5/6/07 - Confirmed BSL is being considered in Manila.
 
Drafting an ordinance to ban pit bulls
 
City Clerk 
P.O. Box 895
MANILA, AR 72442
Phone: (870) 561-4437
Fax: (870) 561-4438
 
Manila City Officials
Mayor Clifford Veach
City Clerk Susie Parker
Treasurer Susan Jackson
City Judge Shannon Langston
City Attorney Wayne Wagner
Police Chief Jackie Hill
Fire Chief Jerry Hitchcock
Director Of Public Works Henry Ford
Code Enforcement Officer Fred Burks
Councilmember Dwight Booth
Councilmember Dean Cherry
Councilmember Linda Donovan
Councilmember Leroy Douglas
Councilmember Donnie Wagner
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bluefield, West Virginia
City officials state they have a "pit bull problem."  They want to take proactive approach towards protecting the children of the community by proposing new and stricter pit bull regulations.
To send a message to city board of directors:
 
City Clerk
Drema Shireman
PO Box 4100
200 Rogers St.
Bluefield, WV 24701
Phone: 304-327-2443
Fax: 304-325-6494
Email:
drema.shireman@comcast.net
 
 
City Manager
Mark Henne
Phone: 304-327-2464
Fax: 304-325-6494
 
 
 
 
 
Upper Brookville, New York
Even though New York state law prohibits BSL, village councilman Frank Russo is calling for a ban on pit bulls.
 
Village of Upper Brookville
1395 Planting Fields Road
PO Box 548
Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1302
 
Office of the Village Clerk - 9:30am - 12:30pm
 
Phone - 1-516-624-7715
 
 
 
 
Nassau County Officials
Brookville Councilman Frank Russo also intends to present a proposal to ban pit bulls in Nassau County.
 
 
Maureen O’Connell
Nassau County Clerk
240 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501
Phone:(516) 571-2664
 
Thomas R. Suozzi
County Executive
(516) 571-3131
 
Lorna Goodman
County Attorney
(516) 571-3056
 
 
 
 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
 
Update April 6, 2007
The city has proposed an amendment to Chapter 23.18(c)(2) of the municipal code.  The only response I received was the proposed ordinance, so I don't know if any other changes are pending. 
 
 
 

City Council meets in Council Chambers, 4th floor, City Hall, on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM.
 
 
 
 
 
Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
 
Update April 14, 2007
According to city administrator, Wendy Gabriel, the request to ban pit bulls is being taken seriously and the current ordinance is under review.  PLEASE, PLEASE CONTINUE TO WRITE TO THE CITY OFFICIALS!!
 
Original Alert:  VICIOUS DOGS:  A resident's cat was allegedly killed by 2 pit bulls.  After her cat’s death, she went on the internet and found that pit bulls are the #1 biters and murderers of all the dog breeds. Twenty people a year are killed by dogs. She is hoping that the ordinance can be changed to prevent pit bulls within the city limits.  She encouraged the city to pass "Thomas’ Law" named after her cat.
 
Wendy Gabriel, city administrator, said the city will consider Elmore's request, and as part of the process look at Denver, which has banned pit bulls.
 
Sandi Bloem, Mayor
Coeur d'Alene City Hall
710 E. Mullan Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

(208) 769-2300
sandi@cdaid.org
 
Wendy Gabriel
City Administrator
208-769-2367

Jon Ingalls
Deputy City Administrator
208-769-235
jon@cdaid.org
 
 
CITY COUNCIL
Dixie Reid
Deanna Goodlander
Loren R. "Ron" Edinger
Mike Kennedy
A.J. "Al" Hassell, III
Woody McEvers
 
Michael Gridley
City Attorney
 
 
 
 
Wichita, Kansas
 
City Hall, 13th floor
455 North Main
Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 268-4351
 
George Kolb
City Manager
City Manager's Office
455 N. Main, 13th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: (316) 268-4529, ext. 2805
Fax: (316) 219-6319
 
Karen Sublett
City Clerk
 
 
City Council
 City Hall, 1st Floor
MS 1-13
455 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67202
: (316) 268-4331
 
 
 
 
DeRidder, Louisiana
UPDATE 4/14/07
The council will hold a workshop on April 23, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. to discuss a “vicious dog ordinance” proposed by Council member Joe Siciliano.
 

BSL Watch

The following towns have proposed breed specific ordinances but we have been unable to get details and/or the status of such ordinances to date.  If you have information regarding any of the below towns, please contact me at jodi_preis@yahoo.com
 
Cleveland, Ohio
Amory, Mississippi
McFarland, Kansas
Lyons, Kansas
Warrensburg, Missouri
Englewood, Colorado
New York, New York
New Iberia Parish, Louisiana
Poulsbo, Washington
Lexington, Nebraska
 

Letter to Officials

You can find 3 different form letters, from simple to detailed, that can be modified and sent to the above officials at www.defendingdog.com.
 
Please voice your polite and respectful opposition to breed specific legislation.
 
Please take action and remember... we are the only voices our dogs have.
 
Jodi Preis                                     Leisa Boysen
Bless the Bullys                          BSL Workshop

Permission to crosspost is granted Whether you crosspost in whole or in part, we simply ask that you respect the time and effort involved in putting the update together and acknowledge Defending Dog and/or BSL Workshop for the same. 

 

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