February 28th update: The Legislative Committee is tentatively scheduled to discuss BSL at their meeting March 15, 2007, at 7:00 pm
At the last meeting the City Attorney was instructed to draft a proposal based on what they spoke about (see below...yikes) and submit to them a formal proposal for approval.
Please send alternatives to BSL to the Council!!!
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115 West Pleasant Street
Portage, WI 53901
This city is considering a review of their current dog ordinance. A local police officer spoke out at recent city council meeting indicating his concern that Portage will become the 'dumping' ground for those dogs now banned/restricted in other areas in the state. He cited Milwaukee as having an ordinance that might be used as an example for Portage.
Needless to say, Milwaukee's ordinance reads as follows:
21. PIT BULL means any dog which
is one-half or more American staffordshire
terrier, staffordshire terrier, American pit bull
terrier, miniature bull terrier or staffordshire bull
23. ROTTWEILER means any dog
which is one-half or more rottweiler.
78-22. Pit-Bull and Rottweiler Dogs. The
owner of any pit bull dog, as defined in s. 78-1-
21, or any rottweiler dog, as defined in s. 78-1-
23, shall comply with all of the following:
1. While leashed, the leash shall be
held by a person 16 years of age or older, who
is competent to govern the animal. The leash
may be held by a person younger than 16 years
of age upon prior written approval of the
department of neighborhood services or when
shown in a sanctioned American Kennel Club
show or other organized competition among
trained owners and dogs. The written approval
shall be carried by the person younger than age
2. Have a yard or kennel area with a
fence which the commissioner determines to be
of sufficient height to contain the dog. The
kennel area shall have a concrete floor.
3. Attend a minimum of one dog
behavior or training class offered by a trainer
recommended by the Wisconsin Humane
Society or the Milwaukee Dog Training Club.