Tupelo, MS proposes ordinance targeting pit bulls, rottweilers & dobermans

We learned back in September that the City of Tupelo, MS was considering an ordinance that would target specific breeds of dogs. That ordinance has now been proposed, and it targets “pit bulls,” rottweilers and dobermans.

Please send your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE letters in opposition to the Tupelo city officials listed below. Please also include suggestions and viable alternatives for their consideration. The council meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Agendas can be found at this link

City of Tupelo
City Hall
71 East Troy Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1485
Tupelo, MS 38802-1485
Phone: 662-841-6513

Mayor Jack Reed Jr.
Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov

Markel Whittington
markel.whittington@comcast.net

Fred Pitts
rfred@sguard.net

James (Jim) Newell
jimwnewell@comcast.net

Nettie Davis
nettiedavisward4@bellsouth.net

Jonny Davis
jstuartdavis@yahoo.com

Mike Bryan
mike.bryan@comcast.net

Willie Jennings
wljennings@yahoo.com

There is also an online contact form that you can use to contact city officials:

Tupelo Council Discuss Laws For Dangerous Dogs
Law Proposed To Target Specific Breeds

TUPELO, Miss. — The Tupelo City Council is trying to come up with a law to better protect residents from dangerous dogs.

WTVA TV reports veterinarian Stephen King expressed concern Tuesday about any new law that would target specific breeds.

Being proposed is an ordinance that would go after pit bulls, Rottweilers and Dobermans.

Council President Fred Pitts and Councilman Jonny Davis said any new law needs to include language addressing pit bulls.

Animal control officer Becky Paul told members of the council she believes the proposal needs more work, adding that what’s being considered now is less restrictive in some areas than the current law.

There’s no indication when the City Council will be ready to vote on a tougher ordinance.

http://www.wapt.com/news/29993407/detail.html#ixzz1gXLyOvBN

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