Council Votes to Keep Citizens Safe
Leola, SD - In a city called Leola (population 462), voters approved the city council's decision to prohibit possessing: pit bulls, bull mastiffs, rottweilers, doberman pinchers and German shepherds. The new ordinance includes mixes of these dogs as well. The ordinance limits to two the number of any breed of dogs anyone can possess.
The vote this past week was 103-27 to endorse the council's action.
The new law has an exception for people who raise and sell dogs. Also, the banned breeds are allowed if they help or are being trained to help people with disabilities. Mayor Dean Schock says the ordinance was passed due to concerns about people and children who walk and bike around town. The city sends a clear message to owners of these dogs. We take public safety seriously!
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