Trail councillor would prefer “killer dogs” not be allowed
Trail’s city council wants to stop targeting pitbull terriers in their animal control bylaw, but describing a vicious dog as one that’s killed a person has raised concerns from at least one councillor, reports Val Rossi for the Trial Daily Times.
The review was meant to address the old bylaw which targets pitbull terriers. Their owners have to pay $300 compared to $25 for a neutered dog or $100 for an un-neutered dog. The new bylaw suggested by city staff leaves out targeting specific animal breeds but defines a vicious dog as one that has killed a human or other dog.
These vicious dogs would pay a higher licensing fee, which doesn’t sit well with councillor Kevin Jolly.
“I don’t know why under any circumstances we’d be licensing a dog that has killed a human being,” said Jolly, adding the city should refuse licensing in such a circumstance.
Source: Trail Daily Times
Read more about the discussion at the Trail Daily Times.