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Here are some examples of letters and a copy of an excellent NON-breed-specific Dangerous Dog law that you can e-mail/snail-mail/fax/read to legislators


Please take the time to read every LINK....we need YOU to write to each of them to help protect our dogs...I have included a link that will take you to 4 sample letters from which you may chose and download to send via e-mail or snail-mail or even read as a statement as any hearings or meetings.

January 10, 2009
URGENT!!! HELP!! NOW!!


READ WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING LEGISLATIVELY AROUND THE COUNTRY, AN ACCURATE REPORT COMPILED MONTHLY!!!



COUNTRIES (including US Territories)other than the United States



I have created an easier format for review, please notify me if there are some areas that have decided against BSL or have repealed BSL so that this site will remain as accurate as possible...thank you... jan4rott@rott-n-chatter.com

COLOR LEGEND:
BLACK = breed specific law in place
RED = breed specific law repealed
GREEN = decided against a breed specific ordinance


ALABAMA
Fultondale,Gurley, Gadsden, Hale County, Irondale, Lannett, Midfield, Montgomery, Orange Beach

ARKANSAS
Bald Knob, Beebe, Clarksville, Crossett, Fort Smith, Gosnell, Hiawatha, Holton, Horton, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Lonoke, Maumell, Mayflower, McGehee, Monette, Mt. Home, Mulberry, North Little Rock, Piggot, Russellville, Sabetha, Searcy, Shannon Hills, Sherwood, Siloam Springs, Ward,

CALIFORNIA
Lake County, Sacramento, Santa Monica, Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Point Hueneme, Ripon

COLORADO
Aurora, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Commerce City, Cripple Creek, Denver, Estes Park, Federal Heights, Fort Lupton, Golden, Lafayette, La Junta, Lakewood, Longmont, Lone Tree, Louisville, Loveland, Northglenn, Parker, Rocky Ford, Wellington, Westminster,

CONNECTICUT
Wetherfield

DELAWARE(state-wide)
New Castle County

FLORIDA(City of Pembroke Pines and the City of Hollywood soliciting to amend prohibition of BSL state-wide)
Coral Springs, Dade County/North Miami, Deltona, Sunrise, Tamarac

GEORGIA

Rockmart, Floyd COunty,

IDAHO
Kellog, Payette

ILLINOIS (state-wide withdrawn)
Beach Park, Bloomington, , Bourbonnais, Buffalo Grove, Cahokia, Cairo, Central City, Chester, Chicago, Cicero, Dixon, Effingham, Elmwood, Forest, Galena, Gillespie, Greenville, Hodgkins, Hoffman Estates, Johnston City, Kewanee, Lincolnshire, Lincolnwood, Lombard, Markham, Maryville,McHenry County, Minooka, Morrison, Mt. Olive, Mulberry Grove, Normal, North Chicago, Northlake, Oden, Paxton, Peru, Rock Falls, Salem, Sandover, Silvis, Sparta, Stone Park, Streater, Waukegan, Westfield, Wheeling, Will County, Wilsonville

INDIANA
Anderson, Indianapolis, Fowler, Gary, Lake County, Lake Station, Mishawaka, South Bend, St Joseph County, Walkerton, Williamsport, Winchester

IOWA
Atkins, Alburnett, Altoona, Anamosa, Baldwin, Belle Plaine, Benton County, Blairstown, Buffalo Center, Charter Oak, Clarence, Conrad, Council Bluffs, Coutier, Carter Lake, Dallas Center, Dakota City, Marble Rock, Winthrop, Des Moines, Dexter, Donellson, Dumont, Durant, Fairfax, Fairfield, Forest City, Fremont City,Garrison, Hiawatha,Humbolt, Keystone, Lake Mills, Lockridge, Logan, Luzernne, Mason City, Miles, Mt. Auburn, Mt. Pleasant, Malmo, Monticello, Muscatine, Newhall, Norway, Olin, Oxford Junction, Ottumwa, Palo, Pocohontas, Rake, Rockwell, Scarville, Shellsburg, Sigourney, Sioux City, Thompson, Urbana, Van Horne, Vinton, Walford, Wapello, Waterloo, Watkins, Washington, Wilton, Winterset

KANSAS
Augusta, Arkansas City, Beloit, Bonner Springs, Cheney, Cherokee County, Inman, Dodge City, Edwardsville, El Dorado, Ellinwood, Ellis, Emporia, Fort Smith, Fredonia, Garden City, Garnett, Gladstone, Hesston, Jackson County, Junction City, Kansas City, Kingman, Lawrence, Leawood, Leavenworth, Liberal, Lola, Maize, Manhatten, Marysville,Merrium, Nickerson,Olathe, Osage, Overland Park, Park City, Pittsburg, Preston, St. John, Salina, Shawnee County, Scott City, Stafford, Sterling, Topeka, Ulyssas, Wichita, Wilson, Worthington, Wyandotte County,

KENTUCKY
Bracken County,Corinth, Covington, Erlanger, Elsmere, Falmouth, Flatwoods, Frankfort, Goshen, Lietchfield, Lincoln County, Ludlow, Mayfield, Middlesboro, Milton, Newport, Oldham, Paintsville, Park Hills, Southgate, Spencer County, Taylor Mills, Union County, Walton, Webster County

LOUISIANA
Baldwin, Gonzales, Lake Charles, Luling, Morgan City, Plaquemines Parish, St. Parish, St. Tammeny Parish, Sulpher, Welsh

MARYLAND (state-wide)
Annapolis, Baltimore, Federalsburg, Hagerstown, Naval Base, Prince George County St. Mary's County,


Here are some examples of letters and a copy of an excellent NON-breed-specific Dangerous Dog law that you can e-mail/snail-mail/fax/read to legislators


MASSACHUSETTS
Abington, Amesbury, Bellingham, Boston, Fall River, Gloucester, Haverhill, Holyoke, Marlborough, Medway, Methuen, New Bedford, Revere, Rockport, Salem, Tauton, Waltham,

MICHIGAN
Adrian, Allen Town, Alma, Almena, Almont, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Cassapolis, Crawford County, Crystal City, Dearborne Heights, Detroit, East Pointe, Evart Township, Grand Rapids, Grosse Point Parke, Grosse Point Woods, Hastings, Hazel Park, Hudsonville, Lowell, Melvindale, Milford, Muskegon, Niles, Oxford Township, Pontiac, Ramsey, Redford, Romeo, Roseville, Saginaw, Southgate, Springfield, Wyndotte,

MISSISSIPPI
Aberdeen, Brandon, City of Shelby, Cleveland, Clinton, Greenville, Horn Lake, Indianola, Richland, Ridgeland, Verona

MISSOURI
Airport Drive, Belfontaine Neighbors, Belton, Black Jack, Booneville, Buckner, Butler, Calverton, Camdenton, Carl Junction, Cameron, Chillicothe, Clayton, Edina, Fayette, Fenton, Ferguson, Florissant, Gallatin, Grandby, Grandview, Greenwood, Hallsville, Hazelwood, Jennings, Kansas City, Lake St. Charles, Lee's Summit, Liberty, Macon, New Franklin, Oak Grove, Osceola, Pagerdale, Pilot Grove, Raytown, Salisbury , Sedalia, Senath, Shrewsbury, Springfield, St. Charles, Sugar Creek, Trenton, Unionville, University City, Vinita Park, Wentzville, Woodson Terrace

MONTANA
Ekalaka, Libby

NEBRASKA
Falls City, Friend, Bellevue, Osceola , Wauneta

NEW JERSEY(state-wide, tabled)
Atlantic City, Clifton, Engelwood, Fort Dix, Highland Park, Millville, Okd Bridge, ,West New York

NEW MEXICO(state wide withdrawn)
Arlington, Tijeras, Kirkland Air Force Base

NEW YORK (2007 Resolution introduced)
Binghamton, Hudson, Jamestown, Larchmont, Maybrook, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Newburgh, New York, N. Hempstead, Sand Point, Village of Haverstraw, Village of Hemstead, Yonkers

NORTH CAROLINA
Wilmington

NORTH DAKOTA
Bismarck, Bowman, Dickinson, Kenmare, Kildeer, Minot, Velva

OHIO(state-wide, Appellate ruled unconstitional 2007)
Akron, Athens, Austintown, Bay Village, Bellevue, Bexley, Cambridge, Celina, Cincinnati, City of Sheffield Lake, Cleveland, E. Cleveland, Defiance, East Cleveland, East Palestine, Fairfield, Franklin County, Girard, Golf Manor, Heath, Highland Heights, Lancaster< Louisville, Lowell, Lucas County, Ludlow Falls, Mansfield, Mayfield, Mentor on the Lake, Miami County, Middlefield, Middletown, Mt. Vernon, Napoleon,New Albany, Newark, North Perry, North Ridgeville, Oxford, Parma, Perrysburg, Powell, Richmond Heights, Shaker Heights, Silverlake, S. Euclid, Southpoint, Springboro, St. Marys, Toledo, Warrensville Hts, Washington Court House, Wickliffe, Wooster, Yellow Springs, Youngstown,

OKLAHOMA(statewide defeated)
Del City, Eufaula, Midwest City, Quenton

OREGON
Malheur County, Malin

PENNSYLVANIA
Clairton, Elizabeth, Erie, Hazelton, Phillipsburg, Port Vue, Reading Wilkes Barre

RHODE ISLAND
Pawtucket, Providence

SOUTH CAROLINA
Bamberg, Columbia, Dillon, Travelers Rest

SOUTH DAKOTA
Chamberlain, Leola, Sissenton, Tea

TENNESSEE
Bedford County, Brownsville, Dyer, Estill Springs, Fayetteville, Grand Junction, Greenbrier, Halls, Harriman, Henderson, Hohenwalt, Jackson, Jefferson City, Kimball, Lewisburg, Lynnville, Manchester, Milan,Morrison, Putnam County, Red Boiling Springs, Ripley, Rogersville, Shelbyville, Smyrna, Somerville, South Fulton, South Pittsburg, Sparta, Springfield, Tullahoma, Wartrace, Watertown, White Pine, Woodbury,

TEXAS
Desoto, Killeen, Neilsville, Terrell

UTAH
North Salt Lake, Smithfield, South Jordan, Springville

VIRGINIA
Richmond

WASHINGTON
City of Auburn, Buckly, Enunclaw, Everett, Federal Way, Inland, Issaquah Highland Subdivision, Kennewick, King County, Kirkland, Moses Lake, Moxee, Neah Bay, Oak Harbor, Pasco, Prosser, Quincy, Richland, Royal City, Seatac, Sunnyside, Tieton, Toppenosh, Wapato , Yakima

WEST VIRGINIA
Wheeling

WISCONSIN
Arpin, Denmark, Dunn, East Troy Lake, Fox Lake, Eau Claire, Hewitt, Horicon was VETOED, Juneau, Milwaukee, Neillsville, Oconto, Randolph, South Milwaukee


Here are some examples of letters and a copy of an excellent NON-breed-specific Dangerous Dog law that you can e-mail/snail-mail/fax/read to legislators




CANADA.... Dog Legislation Council of Canada...
they have one of the biggest battles up there now and needs to know that the rest of the world stands with them!!


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