BSL Weekly Update
current as of May 30, 2007
**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
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maintaining polite and respectful
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
Indianapolis-Marion County, Indiana
City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County
241 City-County Building
200 E.Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
City-County Council Members
Clerk of Council
Mayor Bart Peterson
2501 City-County Building
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
City Of Cabot
P. O. Box 1113
101 North Second St.
Cabot, Arkansas 72023
Mayor Joe Williams
Mayor's Admin. Asst.
Plattsburg, New York
New York state law prohibits breed specific legislation.
Mayor's Office - 518-563-7701
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:
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.
County, West Virginia
Marion County Clerk
217 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
FAX (304) 367-5447
Marion County Commission
200 Jackson Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
Jackson County, Mississippi
Jackson County Board of Supervisors
P.O. Box 997
Pascagoula, MS 38568
County Administrator Alan Sudduth
Board Attorney Paula Yancy
Rick Elumbaugh, Mayor
Lake Oak Drive
Batesville, AR 72501
Scott Stalker, City Attorney
480 S. 23rd Street
Update 5/6/07 - Confirmed BSL is being considered
Drafting an ordinance to ban pit bulls
P.O. Box 895
MANILA, AR 72442
Phone: (870) 561-4437
Fax: (870) 561-4438
Manila City Officials
|Director Of Public Works
|Code Enforcement Officer
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:
PO Box 4100
200 Rogers St.
Bluefield, WV 24701
Upper Brookville, New York
Even though New York state law prohibits BSL, village councilman Frank Russo is calling for a ban on pit
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.
Nassau County Clerk
240 Old Country
Mineola, NY 11501
Thomas R. Suozzi
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.
QUICK EMAIL LIST
citymanager@ cedar-rapids. org, kay.halloran@
cedar-rapids. org, justin.shields@
cedar-rapids. org, chuck.swore@
cedar-rapids. org, jerry.mcgrane@ cedar-rapids. org, sarah.henderson@ cedar-rapids. org, kris.gulick@
cedar-rapids. org, pat.shey@cedar-
rapids.org, tom.podzimek@ cedar-rapids. org, brian.fagan@
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
Deputy City Administrator
City Hall, 13th floor
455 North Main
Wichita, KS 67202
City Manager's Office
455 N. Main, 13th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202
: (316) 268-4529,
: (316) 219-6319
Hall, 1st Floor
Wichita, KS 67202
: (316) 268-4331
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.
200 South Jefferson
DERIDDER, LA 70634
Mayor Ron Roberts
City Council President
City Council Members
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
New York, New York
New Iberia Parish, Louisiana
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.
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