Pit Bull Dogs Banned in Lakewood
This controversial legislation was proposed by council member Brian Powers (at large) in May. Extensive hearings by the Public Safety Committee chaired by Tom Bullock (ward two) went down to the wire with an amendment to the legislation at the committee meeting tonight before it went in front of the regular council meeting.
A companion piece of legislation establishes an Animal Safety and Welfare Advisory Board. This group will help educate the public about animal welfare and specifically the enhanced dangerous dog ordinance. Also, it will serve as a sounding board for any changes in the new approach to dangerous dogs.
A list of requirements, which include micro chipping, warning signs, spaying and neutering, and insurance provisions will be published by the city. The Lakewood Observer will help to educate Lakewood dog owners as to their responsibilities under the new ordinance.