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To: Ottumwa city councilman

End ban on pit bulls in Ottumwa, Iowa

End ban on pit bulls in Ottumwa, Iowa

Ottumwa's breed-specific law names breeds and non-breed mixes in a discriminatory manner, labeling and the visual identification of these dogs is wrong. A simple change to this ordinance to include all dogs and holding owners responsible for their dogs' behavior is needed.

Why is this important?

Cities everywhere are deciding to revise these discriminatory bans to hold owners responsible no matter the breed or mix a dog is. This ban has not worked in keeping pitbull out of the city limits, it relies on out of town rescues and shelters to remove these types of dogs , stretching our neighbors resources is not being a responsible community.

Ottumwa, IA 52501, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • Because I own pitbulls and they are not a bad breed. Just ignorant people.
  • Pit bulls are the most loving dogs
  • I believe there shouldn’t be a ban on any type of dog breed. Not all dogs are bad & I hate that we label a breed this way.

Updates

2021-10-13 00:38:50 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2021-10-12 10:19:28 -0500

Awaiting statistics from the wisdom panel, a popular dna testing company, regarding how many mix breed dogs actually have American pitbull terrier ancestry here in the United States.

2021-10-11 10:43:51 -0500

Coalition Meeting Saturday at 4pm , event has been posted. We will meet and discuss rally event, where it should be held ect. Please join us, your voice matters. I’m also in contact with Preston Moore, president of the Iowa chapter for the humane society, he will be sending a letter to the council to offer his assistance in the revised pitbull ban. Exciting!!!

2021-10-10 09:40:06 -0500

A local community page has deleted posts regarding the change we are about to make to ottumwas pitbull ban

2021-10-07 18:09:03 -0500

500 signatures reached

2021-10-06 23:33:10 -0500

100 signatures reached

2021-10-06 21:11:52 -0500

50 signatures reached

2021-10-06 19:03:26 -0500

25 signatures reached

2021-10-06 15:00:22 -0500

10 signatures reached