BSL ALERT — Dandridge, Tennessee

The Dandridge City council voted unanimously to pass the first and second votes of an ordiance that would ban pit bulls within the city limits.  A third reading is required to make the ordinance law.  
 
We need our East Tennessee people to step up NOW.
 
The proposed ordinance grandfathers in “pit bulls” that currently live in the city limits.  Owners would be required to carry a $50,000 liability insurance policy; the dogs must be kept in a secure pen or kennel; signs must be posted on the property that read “Beware of Dog;” and owners would be required to muzzle the dogs when taken out in public.  

The ordinance is worded such that it would affect bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers and any dog whose immediate parentage is from the “pit bull family”.

 
No e-mail contact is available for the city council or mayor. 
 

Dandridge Town Hall

Post Office Box 249

131 East Main Street

Dandridge, TN 37725

PHONE: 865-397-7420

 
I am out of state and my phone has little to no reception here.  If someone could call Town Hall to obtain a fax number and forward it to me so I can get it out to everyone, I would very much appreciate it!

 

Mayor and City Council

Mayor George Gantte
Vice Mayor David Jones
Alderman Mike Chambers
Alderman Pam Farrar
Alderman Todd Kesterson
Alderman Mike Nelson
Alderman Kenneth Thornhill
The Town’s Board of Mayor and Alderman hold their regularly scheduled meetings
at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Public Works Building. 
 
Accordingly, the THIRD AND FINAL reading will be October 13, 2009.
 
Please send your POLITE, RESPECTFUL AND INFORMATIVE letters of opposition to breed specific legislation to the Dandridge town officials.  Talking points for letters can be found at www.defendingdog.com.  Please also send your suggestions and viable alternatives to the town, as well.
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