Greenwood Adopts Pit Bull Policy
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.
DogsBite.org applauds the actions of Greenwood City Council, the Leflore County Board of Supervisors and the Leflore County Humane Society.
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