This Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., officials in Charles County, Maryland are holding a work session focusing on revisions to the county animal regulations. Nestled among the 57 page proposal is a provision that would regulate the ownership of “pit bulls.”
§230-12.5(J) defines “pit bull terrier type” dogs as:
Staffordshire Bull Terriers;
American Staffordshire terriers;
American Pit Bull Terrier;
American Bulldog; and
any dog which has the appearance of being predominantly of the breeds of dogs named above. Predominantly, as used in this bill, means that “the dog exhibits the physical characteristics of a pit bull terrier type dog more than it exhibits the physical characteristics of any other breed of dog.”
The entire proposal can be found here:
Please contact the Charles County officials to voice your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE opposition to breed specific legislation. Please use the opportunity to share with them the various problems associated with BSL, as well as suggesting viable alternatives for their consideration.
You may contact the Charles County Commissioners at firstname.lastname@example.org or individually:
President- Candice Kelly
VP- Reuben Collins
The work session begins at 4:00 p.m. and is held in the Commissioners Meeting Room on the first floor of the County Government Building, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, Maryland.
Thanks to Ledy and Kirstyn for the heads up!