Officials in Bristol, Connecticut are considering an ordinance targeting specific breeds of dogs. Police are reportedly dealing with “growing numbers of pit bull problems,” and the matter is currently before the city council Ordinance Committee.
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MAYOR: ARTHUR J.WARD
Bristol City Hall
111 North Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Tel (860) 584-6100
City Council Members
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KENNETH COCKAYNE – DIST. 2 (R)
KEVIN FULLER – DIST. 1(D)
TERRY PARKER – DIST. 3 (D)
KEVIN C. MCCAULEY – DIST. 2 (D)
DAVID MILLS – DIST. 3 (R)
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City eyes ban on ‘dangerous dogs’
Saturday, October 29, 2011
By Steve Collins
BRISTOL – The city is eyeing the possibility of banning “dangerous breeds” of dogs.
Though the city’s Ordinance Committee has only just begun talking about possible approaches to deal with potentially dangerous dogs, officials said there is a real problem that needs to be addressed.
The city’s dog warden reported 39 dog bites in Bristol in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available, and police have had to deal with growing numbers of pit bull problems in some neighborhoods.