Montreal to ban pit bulls, other dangerous breeds

Posted on Jun 19 2016 - 9:57am by lepocha

In this file photo from June 14, a pit bull named Athena goes for a walk at the SPCA in Montreal. The city will ban pit bulls and other dangerous breeds of dogs following fatal attack.

less than two weeks after a girl died following a canine assault in her outdoor, Montreal’s mayor has announced a plan to prohibit pit bulls and other breeds which might be deemed to be dangerous.

Denis Coderre said the new regulations will probable be brought before metropolis council in September.

“we’re going to have an implemented approach, not only for one breed, however based on the extent of capability danger of numerous varieties of puppies,” he told a information conference on Saturday.

puppies that already live in the city could be allowed to stay but will need to be sterilized and put on muzzles in public, Coderre said.

The ban turned into announced 10 days after a 55-yr-vintage Montreal girl changed into observed useless after being attacked by a pit bull.

The dog escaped from a nearby domestic before it attacked Christiane Vadnais.

In a separate incident, a girl became bitten at the thighs by a pit bull on Tuesday in Sainte-Adele, north of Montreal.

Coderre said the metropolis can even right now create a unique squad to implement the city’s current dog policies, including licensing and leash laws.

He mentioned that many canine attacks are the result of negligent proprietors, and promised the new policies might assault the hassle “at each ends of the leash.”

The city is presently reading which breeds besides pit bulls to include within the ban, and Coderre stated the rules will be written to permit other kinds of dogs to be brought.

“We need to take into account that earlier than, in the Nineteen Seventies, it becomes the Doberman,” Coderre stated. “in the 80s, it became the German shepherd. it’s been the Rottweiler. If we ban one breed just to prohibit it, they may just provide you with any other breed.”

much less than 14 according to cent of Montreal’s expected one hundred forty five,000 puppies are licensed, in keeping with the town.

with our entering into specifics, Coderre said the brand new policies could require dog owners to reveal they are able to owning a pit bull or other dangerous breed of dog.

which can consist of a clause that might prevent each person with a serious criminal report from proudly owning one.

Coderre’s declaration got here days after the mayors of Quebec town and the Montreal-area city of Brossard introduced they might be banning pit bulls.

surest Philippe Couillard said this week his authorities will in all likelihood observe Ontario’s instance and undertake a provincewide ban at the breed.