Banned Dog Breed Policy
Fort Riley, KA - On September 30, 2008, Fort Riley Army base issued a memorandum for distribution. The subject of the memorandum was titled: Banned Dog Breed Policy. Effective October 1, 2008, Fort Riley banned new and unregistered pit bulls, American Staffordshire terriers and crosses of these breeds from the entire base.
- Effective October 1, 2008, pit bulls, American Staffordshire terriers, and crosses of these breeds will no longer be allowed on Fort Riley. This policy applies to Soldiers, Family members and civilians who own a pit bull, American Staffordshire terrier, or a cross of this breed of dog. Any pit bull, American Staffordshire terrier, and crosses currently residing in on-post housing and registered with the Fort Riley Veterinary Clinic before October 1, 2008 will be allowed to remain in on-post housing. However, no newly acquired pit bulls, American Staffordshire terriers, or a cross of these dog breeds will be allowed.
- This breed of dog has been bred for the purpose of aggression and may pose a danger to Soldiers, Families and visitors to Fort Riley. The pit bull, American Staffordshire terrier, or a cross of this breed has a genetic propensity which may lead to unprovoked aggression or attacks. This policy has taken into account the fact that Soldiers and Families become very attached to their pets; however, it also takes into account the fact that the safety of everyone on the installation is the primary concern.
- This policy change will be included in the new Fort Riley Regulation 40-28, Pet Control and Disease Prevention currently under revision. Fort Riley Regulation 40-18 is referenced in the Fort Riley Resident Occupancy Agreement (ROA). This policy is punitive. Any violation of the policy is subject to UCMJ or Federal Prosecution as deemed applicable. In addition, violation of this policy could result in a bar from family housing areas.
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