The Manchester, Missouri Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to repeal their “pit bull” ordinance at Monday night’s board meeting. The “emergency” vote to change the ordinance was proposed due to a looming court date in a lawsuit filed by a resident against the city over its breed specific ordinance.
The new ordinance deletes the term “Pit Bull Dog” and is amended to include the “Vicious Dog” language already contained in the ordinance. A copy of the ordinance can be found here.
The new ordinance, which goes into effect immediately, is consistent with St. Louis County’s animal control ordinance that does not include any reference to any specific breed when classifying an animal as “vicious.”