Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Greenwood, MS - Owners of pit bulls in Greenwood soon will face new restrictions following unanimous action by the City Council. The Leflore County Board of Supervisors passed a similar pit bull ordinance in July. The new law, which takes effect in 30 days, requires owners of pit bulls to register them with the Leflore County Humane Society along with other rules including:
- $100,000 personal liability policy (or post a $100,000 cash surety). Proof of such insurance must be filed with the city clerk’s office.
- Registration includes the name, address and telephone number of the dog's owner; where the dog is harbored and a complete identification of the dog.
- A color photograph of the dog along with a "description of the method of compliance with the confinement requirements" of the ordinance must also be submitted to the Leflore County Humane Society.
- At the time of registration, owners must provide certification of rabies vaccination. All pit bulls must be neutered or spayed with certification provided to the Humane Society.
- Only those 21 years and older may own or harbor pit bulls or walk them on leashes. Each dog must wear a collar with the registration tag at all times.
- When outside the home or pen, the dog must be muzzled. Walking pit bulls within 50 feet of a public school, park or church while in session is prohibited.
- A household is limited to three pit bulls.
07/29/08: Leflore County Passes Pit Bull Ordinance
07/28/08: 1,600 Stitches for Pit Bull Attack Victim, Dog Snaps Chain to Attack
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| 8/21/2008 7:28 AM |
Greenwood residents should note that restricting pit bull ownership in their town will improve residents quality of life, enhance public safety, and will lessen the burden on police and AC, who will spend less time responding to pit bull calls. Pit bulls in a neighborhood lowers property values, so restricting them is good for your neighborhood.
Congratulations to Greenwood public servants, who put the needs of their constituents first.
| 8/21/2008 9:27 AM |
Pit bulls used as weapons:
| 8/21/2008 12:47 PM |
I don't see how it could do much good if people are still allowed to own one. It's one thing to make rules but another to enforce those rules. As long as there are pits around accidents can still happen.
They should ban them completely and only allow citizens that all ready own one to keep them in accordance to these new rules.