We learned just a few days ago that Dawson, Georgia was considering a breed specific ordinance. That proposal, which targets American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers, passed at last night’s city council meeting. Owners have 90 to comply with the ordinance.
Pit Bull ordinance passed in Dawson
Posted: Jan 12, 2012
Anyone who wants to own a pit bull in the city of Dawson must now follow strict safety guidelines designed to make sure the dogs don’t attack.
The Dawson City Council amended the city’s animal control ordinance to add the breed specifically as a potentially dangerous dog.
Owners must now keep the dogs in pens concrete or wire bottoms to keep them from digging out. The dogs must also be muzzled when let out of the cage.
Tommy Coleman, City Attorney says, “They adopted it in total they also though want us to review the entire animal control ordinance.”
Pit bull owners in Dawson have 90 days to insure, Microchip, register their dogs and build those cages.