LEGISLATIVE UPDATES (dated June 25,1998) Special thank you to Tish for this info!



Muskegon Heights, MICHIGAN:
Pit bull owners will face special responsibilities under a revised animal ordinance in Muskegon Heights.
The new measure will require pit bull owners to post warning signs posted at their homes.
Monday night the city council passed a new ordinance, voting 6-1 (despite one council member's complaint tha the statute discriminates against pit bulls.) Because the revised ordinance failed to gain unanimous support, it must undergo a second reading.
Councilwoman Patricia Jones, cast the lone opposing vote! WE need to help her!! does anyone have contaact info??

The revised ordinance defines special responsibilities on owners of pit bulls -
requiring
leases that are 2 feet shorter than those required for other animals.
It also requires the posting of signs at residences where pit bulls are kept.
Mayor Pro Tem Eugene Fisher thinks ALL pit bulls are especially dangerous when loose.
Jones argued that it is treatment and training, not breed, that determine whether a dog is dangerous.
HOORAY FOR JONES!!!