Back in June, residents asked the Troy, MO Board of Aldermen to repeal their breed specific ordinance and enact a breed-neutral law that focuses on reckless and irresponsible dog owners. At the June and July Board meetings, advocates presented facts, statistics, and excellent arguments in support of their request. Unfortunately, the Board voted at its meeting this week to keep the breed specific ordinance in place. Councilwoman Lisa Anderson was the only member to vote in favor of repeal, and someone you want to remember during the next election cycle.
We commend Shane Amerosa and the other advocates for their valiant efforts to make positive change in Troy, and encourage them not to give up.
Aldermen vote to continue pit bull ban
Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 9:53 am
For the second straight month, the issue of repealing or changing the current dog ordinance banning pit bulls and other specific breeds was on the agenda for the Troy Board of Aldermen. The board voted 4-1 not to change the current ordinance at this time. Lisa Anderson, board president, cast the dissenting vote.
Shane Amerosa, of Huntington Drive addressed the board last month, requesting the board consider either repealing the ordinance or changing it to apply to ‘vicious’ dogs and adding punitive measures against dog owners.