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Dallas Tx . new proposed laws passed
« on: February 04, 2008, 10:24:38 AM »


From Responsible Pet Owners Alliance,?

the reasonable voice regarding animal issues in Texas.?

Responsible Pet Owners Alliance is an animal welfare organization,?

not "animal rights" and, yes, there is a difference.?

Permission granted to crosspost.?
?

Saturday, February 2, 2008?

HEADS UP, TROUBLE BREWING IN DALLAS, TEXAS!?
?

Thanks to the Dallas Morning News and reporter Dave Levinthal, we were
informed that the Dallas Animal Shelter Commission unanimously passed
suggestions on January 17th regulating dogs, cats and dangerous dogs in
 
Dallas.  These suggestions will now go to the Quality of Life Committee
 to
be finalized before a city council vote.  This followed closely on the
 heels
of the onerous San Antonio animal ordinance which passed mid-December
 and
appears to propose similar provisions.?
?

RPOA spent two weeks trying to get a copy of the proposal.  We kept
 getting
the runaround and were referred to others repeatedly, but finally
 obtained
enough information to send out this notice.  RPOA was told this is in
 the
"very early stages" and there is no written document yet; that the
 Animal
Shelter Commission is "only an advisory committee" and they attempted
 to?

downplay the proposal.  They claim that Levinthal was "misinformed."?
?

According to Levinthal (who attended the Animal Shelter Commission
 meeting)
the following suggestions were made:?
?

*  Pet limits of no more than 6 dogs, cats or a combination in a
single-family home would be allowed.  Animal foster or rescue
 organizations?

could keep more upon obtaining permission from the city's animal
 service
director (meaning there will be permits issued which authorize city?

personnel to enter your home at any time for inspections).  Pet owners
 with
more than six animals would be grandfathered.?
?

*  All dogs and cats over 4 months of age must be spayed or neutered
 unless
a breeder permit is purchased at a cost of $500 annually which would
 subject
those in possession to random city inspections.?
?

*  The city would be allowed to immediately seize dangerous animals,
 such as
those that have attacked a person without provocation and will consider
 a
ban on chaining animals to trees or posts.?
?

Councilmember Pauline Medrano's office grudgingly admitted that the
suggestions from the Animal Shelter Commission include "a limit of
 number of
dogs and cats, would regulate breeding, and expand marketing policies
 and?

procedures if passed."  Medrano chairs the Quality of Life Committee.
  Her
office said there may be a briefing to city council on March 24th but
nothing is definite.  It is being called an "Aggressive Dog Ordinance"
 at
the present time but they said it may be renamed later.?
?

Asst. City Manager David Brown said, "We have to do something."  Animal
 
Services is under his supervision.  He admitted there have been a
 couple of
meetings between the Legal Department and the Animal Shelter
 Commission?

already so it sounds as though this is farther along than claimed.
  Since
this is a national "animal rights" legislative agenda, there's little
 doubt
what the "something" will say.?
?

RPOA will send out an action alert next week with contact information
 for
Dallas officials.  We can't wait until a written document is released
 as
that may be too late.  In the meantime, spread this information to your
 
friends, acquaintances and club members and warm up the fax machines.
  But
be forewarned PETA, HSUS and friends will be doing the same -- just as
 they
did with California's AB 1634 and the San Antonio ordinance.  Please
 cross
post and?

forward, especially to Dallas residents.?
?

Responsible Pet Owners Alliance?

900 NE Loop 410  #311-D?

San Antonio, TX  78209?

Phone:  (210) 822-6763?

Website:  www.responsiblepetowners.org?

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e-mail rpoa@texas.net.?
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Re: Dallas Tx . new proposed laws passed
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 04:47:07 PM »
Well that stinks...glad I don't live in Texas.
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