SWEET HOME ALABAMA

We want to get the convo started about BSL and how its impacting communities across the United States.

What better way to start by going down the list of states that has counties enforcing these Laws?

 Today we’re looking at SWEET HOME ALABAMA

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But the skies are not always blue for a lot of Pitbull Owners and here’s why:  

There are several counties in ALABAMA that are enforcing BSL. Some believe the definition of a vicious dog alone is a PITBULL. How fair is that? Any dog put in the wrong social environment can become vicious, right? Below is a list of the following counties and pieces of the law ordinances. We have supplied links to the sources itself. 

Do you think Pit bulls should be centered out as a vicious dog?

No matter how much our bully friends love to lick toes, eat milk bones and not people?

 

Albertville, AL

Sec- 4-36. - Definition of a dangerous animal

 

 

 

Any pit bull terrier, which shall be defined as any American Pit Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dog, or any mixed breed of dog which contains as an element of its breeding the breed of American Pit Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier as to be identifiable as predominantly of the breed of American Pit Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

 

https://library.municode.com/al/albertville/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COORALAL_CH4ANFO_ARTIIIDAAN_S4-36DEDAAN

Center Point, AL

Section 2. Pit Bulls, Vicious, and Dangerous Dogs

It shall be unlawful to keep, harbor, own or in any way possess within the corporate limits of the City

Any Pit Bulls, Vicious, and Dangerous Dogs: provided, that dogs registered with the city on the date of publication of this section may be kept within the city subject to the standards and requirements set forth in subsection 

   

http://www.thecityofcenterpoint.org/government/docs/Vicious_Dog_Ordinance.pdf

Fayette, AL

Sec - § 3-40. Definition of dangerous animal.

Any pit bull dog, which shall be defined to mean: a. The bull terrier breed of dog; b. Staffordshire bull terrier breed of dog; c. American pit bull terrier breed of dog; d. American Staffordshire terrier breed of dog; e. Dogs of mixed breed or of other breeds than above listed which breed or mixed breed is known as pit bulls, pit bull dogs, or pit bull terriers;  f. Any dog which has the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, any other breed commonly known as pit bulls, pit bull dogs or pit bull terriers; or a combination of any of those breeds.

 

 

     http://fayetteal.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/005_Chapter-3-ANIMALS-AND-FOWL.pdf

 

 Gardendale, AL

Sec. 8-127. - Pit bulls, vicious, and dangerous dogs.

Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, effective immediately upon the effective date of the ordinance from which this article is derived, it shall be unlawful for any owners to keep, harbor, own, or in any way possess within the corporate limits of the city any pit bull, vicious dog, or dangerous dog.

 

https://library.municode.com/al/gardendale/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTICOOR_CH8AN_ARTIIIDADO_S8-127PIBUVIDADO

 

 Gadsden, AL

Sec. 10-221. - Definition of a dangerous animal.

Any pit bull terrier, which shall be defined as any American Pit Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dog, or any mixed breed of dog which contains as an element of its breeding the breed of American Pit Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier as to be identifiable as predominantly of the breed of American Pit Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

 

https://library.municode.com/al/gadsden/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH10AN_ARTVIIDAAN_S10-221DEDAAN

 

 

 Irondale, AL

Sec. 3-90. - Pit bulls.

(a) Prohibited. It shall be unlawful to keep, harbor, own or in any way possess within the corporate limits of the city:

Any pit bull dog; provided, that pit bull dogs registered with the city on the date of publication of this section may be kept within the city subject to the standards and requirements set forth in subsection (b) of this section. "Pit bull dog" is defined to mean:

The bull terrier breed of dog 

Staffordshire bull terrier breed of dog

The American pit bull terrier breed of dog 

The American Staffordshire terrier breed of dog 

 

https://library.municode.com/al/irondale/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH3AN_ARTIIAN_DIV8FIDAVIDO_S3-90PIBU

Jacksonville City, AL

Division 2.- Vicious, Ferocious or Dangerous Dogs

Potentially dangerous dog means any Pit Bull Terrier (which shall be defined as any American Pit Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dog), Rottweiler, or canid/wolf hybrids or any mixed breed of dog which contains as an element of its breeding the breed of a Pit Bull Terrier (as defined above), Rottweiler

, or canid/wolf hybrid.

 

https://library.municode.com/al/jacksonville/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH5AN_ARTIIIDO_DIV2VIFEDADO_S5-85DE

 

Lanett, AL -

Sec. 6-8. - Regulations regarding vicious dogs.

(c) Certain breeds prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor, own, or in any way possess within the corporate city limits of the city or within the police jurisdiction of the city:

Any pit bull dog or presa canario dog; provided, that pit bull dogs or presa canario dog owned within the city or its police jurisdiction on the effective date of this section may be kept within the city subject to the standards and requirements set forth in this subsection

 

https://library.municode.com/al/lanett/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH6AN_ARTIINGE_S6-8REREVIDO

 

Midfield, AL

 Sec. 10-73. - Pit Bulls, vicious and dangerous dogs.

(b) Unlawful purchase, breeding and adoption of certain dogs. It shall be unlawful to purchase, breed or adopt any vicious animals as described below within the city limits: 

Any Pit Bulls, vicious and dangerous dogs: provided that dogs registered with the city on the date of publication of this section and pay an annual $125.00 registration fee per animal may be kept within the city subject to the standards and requirements set forth in subsection (c) of this section. The term "Pit Bull Dog" is defined to mean: 

 

The Bull Terrier breed of dog.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed of dog.

The American Pit Bull Terrier breed of dog.

The American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dog. 

 

https://library.municode.com/al/midfield/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH10ANFO_ARTIIIDADO_S10-73PIBUVIDADO

Tarrant, AL

Sec. 3-1. - Definitions.

A vicious animal does not include: (1) an animal assisting a peace officer engaged in law enforcement duty, or (2) a dog that attacks or inflicts bites upon a trespasser of a fully enclosed building.

Although any type of animal may fit within the definition of a vicious animal, the following types of dogs are per se declared to fall within this definition: pit bulls, Rottweilers, and bull terriers. For purposes of this section, "pit bull" means any pit bull terrier of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, or American Pit Bull Terrier breed of dog or any mixed breed of dog which contains as an element of its breeding the breed of Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, or American Pit Bull Terrier as to be identified as partially of the breed of Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, or American Pit Bull Terrier.

 

 https://library.municode.com/al/tarrant/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH3ANFO_ARTIDE_S3-1DE

 

 Weaver, AL

Sec. 8-1. - Definitions.

Vicious dog means:

(1) Any dog with a known propensity, tendency or disposition to attack unprovoked, to cause injury to, or otherwise threaten the safety of human beings or domestic animals;

(2) Any dog which, because of its size, physical nature or vicious propensity is capable of inflicting serious physical harm or death to humans and which constitutes a danger to human life or property if it were not kept in the manner required by this chapter;

(3) Any dog which, without provocation, attacks or bites or has attacked or bitten a human being or domestic animal;

(4) Any dog owned or harbored primarily or in part for the purpose of dog fighting, or any dog trained for dog fighting; or

(5) Any pit bull terrier, which shall be defined as any American Pit Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dog, or any mixed breed of dog which contains as an element of its breeding the breed of American Pit Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier as to be identified as predominantly of the breed of American Pit Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

 

 https://library.municode.com/al/weaver/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CD_ORD_CH8AN_ARTIINGE_S8-1DE

 

http://fayetteal.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/005_Chapter-3-ANIMALS-AND-FOWL.pdf. (n.d.).

https://library.municode.com/al/tarrant/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH3ANFO_ARTIDE_S3-1DE. (n.d.).

http://www.thecityofcenterpoint.org/government/docs/Vicious_Dog_Ordinance.pdf. (n.d.).

https://bslcensus.com/bsl/us/alabama/. (n.d.).

https://library.municode.com/al/albertville/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COORALAL_CH4ANFO_ARTIIIDAAN_S4-36DEDAAN. (n.d.).

https://library.municode.com/al/gadsden/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH10AN_ARTVIIDAAN_S10-221DEDAAN. (n.d.).

https://library.municode.com/al/gardendale/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTICOOR_CH8AN_ARTIIIDADO_S8-127PIBUVIDADO. (n.d.).

https://library.municode.com/al/irondale/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH3AN_ARTIIAN_DIV8FIDAVIDO_S3-90PIBU. (n.d.).

https://library.municode.com/al/jacksonville/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH5AN_ARTIIIDO_DIV2VIFEDADO_S5-85DE. (n.d.).

https://library.municode.com/al/lanett/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH6AN_ARTIINGE_S6-8REREVIDO. (n.d.).

https://library.municode.com/al/midfield/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH10ANFO_ARTIIIDADO_S10-73PIBUVIDADO. (n.d.).

https://library.municode.com/al/weaver/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CD_ORD_CH8AN_ARTIINGE_S8-1DE. (n.d.).

 

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