I received this in an e-mail today. It is the next town over from me.
***CITY TO VOTE ON PIT BULL ORDINANCE TONIGHT***
On Tuesday January 13, 2009, the Lowell City Council will vote on a new ordinance regulating the ownership of pit bulls.
If you are a Lowell resident, please join us on Tuesday evening at the Lowell City Hall to oppose a specific law that is not an effective way to control dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs.
The following is a portion of the proposed law: http://www.mspca.org/site/DocServer/Low ... docID=4161
While Lowell Unleashed generally is in favor of the previously enacted Dangerous Dogs ordinance and its tenets, it is opposed to the Pit Bull Ordinance for multiple reasons:
*Not all Pit Bulls are dangerous dogs and not all dangerous dogs are Pit Bulls, and is a mistake to confuse
*Requires Pit Bull Owners to keep their windows closed at all times, even during the oppressively hot summer months
* Ordinance hearings poorly promoted at public hearing two days before Christmas
* Punishes responsible dog owners who already abide by all of the city's animal regulations
*City must first strictly enforce the licensing and leash laws currently in place
Lowell Unleashed believes that the solution lies in providing extensive education to the dog owning population and rigorous enforcement of the leash and licensing laws currently in place. We want to urge the City Council to postpone the Pit Bull Ordinance vote until we can all evaluate the results of the Dangerous Dog Ordinance.
There is strength in numbers so please join us this evening to voice your concern.
Thank you for your support! Any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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