BSL moving forward in York County, SC

The York County, South Carolina council approved the first reading of an amended animal control ordinance at last night’s meeting. I have confirmed with the city manager that the amended ordinance does have provisions specific to “bully breed” dogs.

The council will schedule a workshop soon to finalize the proposed language (possibly at their first scheduled meeting in September). A second reading of the ordinance and a public hearing are tentatively scheduled for the second regular meeting in September on Monday, September 17th.

Please continue to send your polite, respectful and informative opposition to breed specific legislation to the York County officials. Please also provide the council with viable alternatives, suggestions, and if you are a resident of York County, offer your assistance to work with the county in developing an ordinance that benefits all members of the community – humans and animals alike.

If approved, this ordinance will go before every municipality in York County for vote and adoption. Please keep in mind how very important it is that all your interactions with officials be professional. Many in York County are counting on us to assist and provide information to allow the council to see that breed specific legislation is ineffective and does not enhance community safety, and the council will tune us out if we are argumentative and unprofessional.

Councilmember David Bowman
572 Sweet Peach Lane
Fort Mill, SC 29715

Councilmember Eric Winstead
459 Sutton Spring Road
York, SC 29745

Councilmember Chad Williams
1505 Clarendon Place
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Councilmember Bruce Henderson
204 Memorial Drive
Clover, SC 29710

Councilmember William “Bump” Roddey
P.O. Box 66
York, SC 29745

Councilmember Britt Blackwell
2020 Cavendale Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29732


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