Thursday, August 6, 2009
Mount Clemens, MI - It was announced Tuesday that the City Commission of Mount Clemens passed a pit bull ordinance (view ordinance). The new law declares pit bulls "dangerous" and requires owners to register their pit bull, use a leash no longer than 4 feet when walked outside in addition to wearing a sufficient muzzle. Outdoor penning requirements include a kennel with six foot sides and a top, fully enclosed. The chaining or tethering of pit bulls is prohibited by the ordinance.
Mount Clemens now joins at least 20 other Michigan cities and the county of Livingston (about 20 cities, villages and townships combined) that have adopted a pit bull ordinance: Allen Park, Alma, Buena Vista, Center Line, Claybanks, Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Ecorse, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, Hastings, Hazel Park, Melvindale, Morenci, Muskegon Heights, Newago, Roosevelt Park, Southfield, Southgate, Waterford Charter Township and Westland.
Some restrictions will be lifted for pit bulls that successfully complete the Canine Good Citizen program within 4 months of the ordinance going into effect.
06/22/09: Troy, Missouri Bans Pit Bulls; 60 Days to Register Current Dogs
06/22/09: Fayette, Alabama Passes Pit Bull Ban in City Limits
04/18/09: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Bans Dangerous Dog Breeds
04/30/09: NYC Housing Authorities Ban Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and Dobermans
03/18/09: Ridgeland, Mississippi Passes Pit Bull and Wolf-Hybrid Ban
03/17/09: U.S. Army Adopts Breed Restriction Policy for RCI Privatized Housing
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| 8/06/2009 4:37 PM |
Give veterinarian Dan Marshall a call. Looks like he has dog fighters and pit bull breeders among his clientele, because his outright LIES are straight from the dog fighter lobby!
“There are no bad pit bulls, there are bad pit bull owners,” said local veterinarian Dan Marshall, who added that the ordinance will be too hard to follow.
| 8/07/2009 6:59 AM |
Centerline, Michigan passed Pit Bull regulations last week also...More and more towns are deciding to get out of the Pit Bull carnage cleanup and euthanization business!
Heres to hoping that the pit bull community gets the message and starts breeding safer dogs....sigh
| 12/27/2009 8:12 PM |
Sorry for my late post, just saw this. veterinarian Dan Marshall is nothing more than a drunk and fool. I live in Mt. Clemens and know who he is, eveyone knows him... Figures they ask him for a comment and not a real Veterinarian.
Thank God they passed this, now maybe our kids can play outside again!