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South Bend's new Animal Control Ordinance explained

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It's been a very long process, a year committed to re-writing the South Bend's Animal Control Ordinance, but the council is close to a vote.  Tuesday night a specially appointed committee was met to explain to the public the new ordinance and amendments made to the pet licensing program.

It used to be that when you licensed your dog, for example, you would owe between $20 to upwards of $75, if you had an American Pit bull Terrier.

Not under the new legislation.    Valerie Schey says, "In this re-write, as you know, we have eliminated breed specific legislation.  So, American Pit bull Terriers or mixes would not immediately be subject to a $75 licensing fee."  If a dog, any breed dog, was deemed dangerous, however, it would be subject to stricter legislation.
  
A vote on this new code is scheduled for May 28th.
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