The city of Yucaipa, California has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would require “pit bull” owners to spay/neuter their dogs. A second reading is required before the ordinance can be passed.
Please send your POLITE, RESPECTFUL, and INFORMATIVE letters of opposition to BSL to the city officials listed below. The article indicates that the first reading was passed 4-1. The Mayor Pro Tem, Allan Drusys, is a veterinarian, and I am curious as whether or not he was the “no” vote.
The next scheduled city council meeting is Monday, August 9, 2010.
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Yucaipa pit bull ordinance passes 1st reading
The Associated Press
Published: Monday, Jul. 26, 2010 – 10:52 pm
YUCAIPA, Calif. — The Yucaipa City Council has given initial approval to a proposed ordinance requiring the spaying or neutering of pit bulls.
The City Council approved the ordinance’s first reading on a 4-1 vote Monday night.
If approved during a second and final reading, Yucaipa residents would have 30 days to spay or neuter their pit bulls over 4 months old or face a $100 fine.
Certain pit bull breeds would be exempt from the ordinance.
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance on July 13 mandating most types of pit bulls be spayed or neutered. The law goes into effect Aug. 13 in unincorporated areas of the county.