Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Omaha, NE - After a series of pit bull attacks earlier this year, the City of Omaha passed a tough dog ordinance, which has several breed-specific rules targeting pit bulls. The new ordinance requires pit bull owners to muzzle their dog when off-property and purchase liability insurance. The ordinance has been in effect since October 15. DogsBite.org has extensive coverage of the Omaha attacks and subsequent steps to create a new ordinance.
Early results include:
- Nearly 50 citations and/or declarations have been issued by the Nebraska Humane Society in just six weeks since Omaha's new dog ordinances went into effect.
- Since October 15th, 19 tickets have been written where dogs were tethered outside for longer than 15 minutes without having an adult present for supervision.
- In the same six week period, 13 citations have been issued to Pit Bull owners who were unable to provide proof of insurance.
- Twenty-four declarations have been issued in cases where the Humane Society determined a dog to be "dangerous" as defined by the Omaha ordinance.
06/28/08: Coverage of the Omaha Pit Bull Attack - DogsBite.org
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| 12/03/2008 4:18 AM |
The Omaha Humane Society should get the DBO A/C Dept of the Year Award.
The nutter boards are calling for a boycott of donations to them since they are the total opposite of the desired Jere Alexander-type of organization.
Still, even though the law is great, will the pit community comply?
| 12/03/2008 4:34 AM |
I think the award needs to go to Little Rock, Arkansas. Mandatory spay/neuter and a NO ADOPT OUT policy for pit bulls from the city shelter? Not to mention the sticker required on the home that says "PIT BULL INSIDE." Now that is a progressive ordinance! But Omaha is surely in a close second running, as is Moses Lake, WA. [NOTE, I imagine the no adopt out policy in Little Rock stems from the large degree of dogfighting in the city and all the extra dogs produced from this. This is what a city must do under these circumstances.]
| 12/03/2008 5:01 AM |
No votes for Fulton County Georgia? How about Bexar County Texas?! Mother Jenks in Ventura County CA?! LMAO!
I think we need to compile a list of the best and worst A/C Departments since no one else is holding them accountable.