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.
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