BSL ALERT: Charles County, Maryland

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:
http://www.boarddocs.com/md/chrlsco/Board.nsf/files/8JXMV75D04F4/$file/Animal%20regs%20revision%202011%20from%20LEGAL.pdf

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 commissioner@charlescounty.org or individually:

President- Candice Kelly
KellyC@charlescounty.org

VP- Reuben Collins
CollinsR@charlescounty.org

Ken Robinson
RobinsonK@charlescounty.org

Debra Davis
DavisD@charlescounty.org

Bobby Rucci
RucciB@charlescounty.org

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!

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2 responses to “BSL ALERT: Charles County, Maryland

  1. Pingback: MD: Charles Co. - ***BSL ALERT*** - Pitbulls : Go Pitbull Dog Forums

  2. What happened at meeting today? I made it to only the last few min. When they wouldnt take any questions or comments. Thank you a concerned owner of 3 beautiful full grown pit bulls that are just big babies.

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