Vicious Dogs Unwanted
Pilot Grove, MO - It was reported this week that the City of Pilot Grove banned 5 breeds of dogs. Dogs prohibited under Ordinance No. 42 include pit bulls, chinesischer kampfhunds (German for Sharp-Pei, which is a Chinese fighting dog, see translation), chows, dobermans and rottweilers. The ordinance states the breeds were chosen because these breeds "have shown a sufficient propensity of viciousness or ability to inflict serious injury such."
Pilot Grove now joins a number of other Missouri cities with pit bull and dangerous breed laws including: Cameron, Chillicothe, Clayton, Fayette, Ferguson, Florissant, Independence, Jennings, Kirksville, Liberty, Springfield, Sikeston and Wentzville. View all related Missouri ordinances.
It was also reported this week that the City of Gallipolis, Ohio passed an ordinance banning pit bulls. The ban also extends to mixed breed dogs that contain pit bull, and "vicious dogs" that have, without provocation, killed or caused serious injury to a person, or have killed another dog. The ban arose after a 13-year-old girl was seriously injured by two pit bulls in January. Officers had to shoot both dogs dead in order to get them to release the girl.
Gallipolis now joins a number of other Ohio cities that ban pit bull type dogs including: Bexley, Cincinnati, Garfield Heights, Girard, Greenhills, Lakewood, Reynoldsburg, Village of South Point, Warrensville Heights, Wooster and Youngstown. View all related Ohio ordinances.
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