At the request of a resident, the city of Glidden, Iowa is considering a vicious dog ordinance that could be breed specific. At this week’s meeting, the council discussed what other communities have in place for in terms of breed specific and breed-neutral ordinances. The council is expected to discuss this issue in an upcoming meeting.
Please sent your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE letters in opposition to BSL to the Gliddon officials. Please also provide them with suggestions and viable alternatives for their consideration. Contact information for individual council members is not available, however, you can forward your correspondence to the city clerk with a polite request to distribute the each city council member.
Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, at 5:30 PM, in the Glidden Council Chambers at City Hall.
City of Glidden
108 Idaho Street
P.O. Box 349
Glidden, Iowa 51443-0349
Mayor Roger Hartwigsen
Glidden to study animal ordinance
Jeff Blankman Reporting
Glidden, Iowa — The Glidden City Council will continue to review their animal ordinance following a discussion Monday night with local resident Dan Messerich. Messerich was asking for a change in the ordinance pertaining to vicious animals. His request came following an injury suffered by his dog and wife when they were chased by a pit bull.
The council discussed what other communities have for ordinances on breed specific and non-breed specific dogs. Glidden City Attorney Ray Snook informed the council on action taken against the pit bull owner in the Messerich situation saying she had agreed to remove the dog from city limits by September 1st and will pay restitution for the injuries to another dog.
The council will discuss the issue further at a later council meeting.