MP Thomas Palangia said: “Years ago, it was German shepherds who were `bad` dogs. Then it was the Dobermans, then the Rottweilers and today it`s pit bulls. No particular breed of dog is inherently evil, vicious, or dangerous. It is the owners or handlers who can make a particular dog vicious, but entire dog breeds should not be banned because of the way some of them are trained. “I criticize the law because I see no reason to distinguish any particular race. Although pit bulls can statistically cause a higher number of dog bites than other breeds, laws should focus on protecting the public from such an attack. I believe this can be achieved by educating the public and dog owners, especially potentially dangerous dogs such as pit bulls. I would also open up liability for dog owners. In my experience in the cases I`ve covered, unsuspecting little dogs are just as likely to bite a person as a pit bull. I welcome this bill for a number of reasons and I am critical of others. I applaud the legislation because it aims to better protect the public from the dangers of dog bites.
Under this law, pit bull owners would need registration and insurance, as well as posters and other notices of their personal property. Pit bulls should be kept indoors at all times and silenced in public, in addition to other restrictions. I particularly welcome the call for insurance for the possession of dangerous dog breeds. It is terribly irresponsible to harbor a dangerous animal and not have the insurance to protect someone who has been injured. Of course, I firmly believe that most dangerous animals are like this because they are owned and raised by immature and irresponsible owners. But that`s the story for another day. Of course, Rhode Island law gives dog owners a free pass for a bite, unless the owner knows or should know that the breed is dangerous, such as a pit bull or Akita. In other words, a dog owner cannot be held responsible if he had no reason to believe that the dog was dangerous because a) he never bit anyone or b) he is not a “dangerous breed”. Another way to improve public protection from dog bites without highlighting pit bulls is to remove that first “pass” bite from Rhode Island law. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) do not support breed-specific legislation. ASPCA officials believe breed-specific laws are costly and have not been effective in protecting individuals or communities from dog bites.
(1) The owner or custodian of a pit bull who is registered and licensed by a municipal clerk at the time of the making of the order giving rise to this section may apply for an annual renewal of a pit bull licence. No pit bull permit will be issued after this date. Any owner or holder who has applied for and obtained a pit bull licence under subsection (d) of this section and who maintains the pit bull at all times in accordance with the pit bull licence requirements of subsection (d) of this section and any other applicable requirements of this section may hold a pit bull in the city. Notwithstanding the prohibition in clause (a) of this section, in the event of the death of a pit bull licensed and licensed by the City Clerk at the time of the making of the order giving rise to this section, the owner or holder may possess another pit bull and must apply for an annual pit bull permit. provided that the owner or holder has at no time infringed any provision of this article. I have a problem with this shelter and Mr. Holmes, for promising the graves to other communities as part of their no-killing paradigm. Their now-defunct law was better than most of us could expect, but it was passing dangerous dogs to someone else`s community.
I wish dog sitters and animal shelters had a strict humane euthanasia policy for pit bulls and other aggressive breeds. Bringing even the “good” dogs into the community increases the risk by increasing the attraction of these dogs to others who have had a good experience. It creates defenders and lovers of pit bulls. (4) A person may transport and temporarily keep a pit bull in the city only for the purpose of displaying it at a place of exhibition, competition or public place sponsored by a kennel club or similar organization. However, the sponsor of the exhibition, contest or performance must obtain written permission from City Council and take appropriate protective measures to prevent pit bulls from escaping or harming the public. A person transporting a pit bull and holding it for display must lock it in a temporary secure pen in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section at all times when the pit bull is transported within the city to and from the exhibition, competition or exhibition site. (3) A humane society that operates a registered shelter and is licensed by the City may temporarily detain any pit bull received or otherwise recovered, but only for as long as necessary to contact the municipal shelter of the City and hand over the pit bull to shelter staff or to obtain permission to destroy or destroy the pit bull in accordance with clause (e). Section. If you want to see the end of BSL in your state, reach out to local lawmakers with articulate, factual messages about bullying weed and encourage your friends and family to do the same. (3) If the dog is found to be a pit bull, it shall be destroyed unless the owner or custodian presents evidence deemed sufficient by the municipal council that the pit bull is to be permanently removed from the city and the owner or custodian bears the costs of the seizure. If it is determined that the dog is not a pit bull, the dog will be returned to the owner or owner without seizure fees, unless the animal has been seized due to a stay at large. The procedures described in this section do not apply to dogs seized immediately as a result of an attack or bite.
In these cases, the dog must be treated and the procedures are subject to the provisions of G.L. 1956, § 4-13.1-1 et seq. (b) Restrictions. It is illegal for anyone to own, possess, keep, control, maintain, host, transport or sell a pit bull dog. Facebook of Pawsitive Warriors Rescue, where on Monday a pit bull attacked and seriously injured 3 people, you had a helicopter flight to the hospital. Holder means any person who owns, holds, controls, maintains, harbours, transports or sells a pit bull, whether or not the owner of the pit-bull. A: Here are the regulations: prohibited by ecode360.com/8129136#8129255 § 116-37.1 pit bulls. [Added 12.11.2003 by Chapter No.
2708] A. It is illegal for anyone to own, possess, keep, control, maintain, host, transport or sell a pit bull dog. B. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the meanings given: CUSTODIAN Any person who owns, holds, controls, maintains, houses, transports or sells a pit bull, whether or not they own it. OWNER Any person who owns, possesses, holds, controls over, maintains a pit bull, houses, houses, transports or sells a pit bull. PIT BULL Any dog that is an American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier; or mixed-breed dogs that exhibit most of the physical characteristics of one or more of the above breeds, or dogs that exhibit such distinctive characteristics substantially equivalent to the standards set by the American Kennel Club or the United Kennel Club for any of the above-mentioned breeds, the characteristics being identifiable even if a particular dog conforms to such technical defects; or any dog that can be identified by a licensed veterinarian, animal control officer or other competent person whose identification is deemed credible by the Director of Public Safety or Animal Control Officer because it has an American Pit Bull Terrier, an American Staffordshire Terrier, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier as part of its breeding. SECURE TEMPORARY ENCLOSURE A repair enclosure used for transporting a pit bull and consisting of a top and bottom that are permanently attached to the sides, except for a “door” to remove the pit bull.
Such a box must be made of such a material and this door must be closed and secured so that the pit bull cannot leave the pit bull alone. C. Exceptions. The prohibition set out in this section does not apply in the following circumstances. (1) The owner or custodian of a pit bull that is registered and authorized with the City Clerk at the time of the adoption of the order for the promulgation of section 116-37.1 may apply for the annual renewal of a pit bull licence.