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CA - Pasadena Considers MSN/BSL - Update
« on: March 26, 2008, 05:02:23 PM »
(I've finally waded through the 1000+ e-mails that piled up while I was out sick for a couple of days, so there will be a slight onslaught of legislative posts over the next day or so!)

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_8567401

Law would target pit bulls
Pasadena looks into mandatory sterilization

PASADENA - This city may soon become the first in the Southland to require mandatory spaying and neutering of pit bulls. The Pasadena City Council asked staffers this week to come back in  two months with a law mandating the sterilization of pit bulls and  pit bull mixes.

Penalties for dog owners violating the law would range from a  citation to a misdemeanor, according to city documents.

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Councilwoman Margaret McAustin said the ordinance was prompted by  last summer's incident in Bungalow Heaven, where four pit bulls ran  loose until police officers shot two of the animals to death....

[Ummm-can you say "leash law"???]

(continued at link - contact information accessible here: http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/citycouncil.asp)
« Last Edit: April 08, 2008, 09:28:28 PM by Newcastle »
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Re: CA - Pasadena Considers MSN/BSL
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 09:28:11 PM »
http://www.coremg.net/newspapers.php?paper=pasadenaindependent&storyid=1747

or

http://tinyurl.com/2zhw3n

The Pasadena City Council has ordered an ordinance drafted for mandatory spaying or neutering of pit bulls and pit bull mixes. The local city is the latest to proceed against breeding of the pit bulls, associated with injuries and deaths.

The city has been studying the issue since four pit bulls escaped from an unsecured yard and attacked several people. Police shot two of the dogs. Under state law, cities cannot ban a specific breed, but can mandate sterilization.

According to the Pasadena Humane Society, pit bulls fill a large amount of space at the shelter, because they are seldom adopted. Most of the dogs are euthanized or given to pit bull rescue groups.

The new law would require spaying or neutering unless the animal is less than eight weeks old, has lived in the city less than a month, or has a physical reason prohibiting sterilization. Dogs are also exempted if registered as a show dog or if the owner has applied for a permit as a breeder. Pit bulls being bred will be allowed one litter a year.

The city will also explore sources of funding to help PHS offer spay and neuter services for the dogs.
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