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MD: Dog Sterilization Legislation Proposed in Maryland

Discussion in 'Dog Ordinances & Laws' started by Debbie, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Debbie

    Debbie Good Dog

    ExpertClick - Dog Sterilization Legislation Proposed in Maryland

    Dog Sterilization Legislation Proposed in Maryland

    Canton, GA
    Wednesday, February 03, 2010

    A proposed bill in Maryland could force the owners of dogs considered dangersome by local authorities to spay/neuter their pet within 30 days notice. The legislation is intended to reduce the amount of shelter dogs and also alleviate aggressiveness of the canine in question. The bill is supported by the U.S. Humane society. Many owners currently use dog crates and dog shock collars to control their combative breeds.

    A dog designated as dangerous if it has killed or inflicted serious insult on a human without provocation. Dogs that regularly bite, attack without provocation, kill or drastically injure a domesticated animal while off of their owner's property are also considered dangersome.Approximately 70 percent of dogs found in biting attacks are male dogs that have not been sterilized.

    In addition to reduction of homeless pets and mitigation of canine aggressiveness, it is believed that the bill will save local jurisdiction's money. Less dogs in the shelter, means less money spent on euthanizing animals and housing them.

    While the bill is supported by the U.S. Humane society, many Maryland residents oppose the proposed legislation. Similar legislation has been proposed and dismissed in Florida.

  2. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Good Dog

    Nope! No thank you

    It should read 70 percent of dogs found in biting attacks are male dogs that belong to incompetent owners....
  3. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    This could be worse..... I guess.......
  4. ronaldrose

    ronaldrose Little Dog

    i hate to admit it but i think it would help at least a little i think another thing they should look at is backyard breeders they are the ones who breed litter after litter and will sell them to anyone with a couple hundred bucks it might make it a little harder on those who follow the rules but i think it would help the breed in the long run
  5. doggylover

    doggylover Puppy

    I just heard that the city of Willcox, in Az Cochise County has a new law, pit bulls must have thier cutters removed. I dont get the newspaper there any more, but some people were here and told me. This is where these things get a grip, in these small towns.
  6. APBTlover09

    APBTlover09 GRCH Dog

    this is what happens when the general public owners aka the real world/offline "PITBULL" owners fail to regulate (spay/neuter or responsibly managing intact dogs) themselves. the government steps in. :mad::(
  7. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Has anything more been said with this? Has it even reached committee?
  8. babyreba

    babyreba Puppy

    This is HB 1314--the bill that has, attached to it, an amendment that would outlaw BSL in Maryland.

    I cannot for the life of me see how it would be a bad thing to require that people irresponsible enough to allow their dogs to inflict serious injury on human beings be required to spay/neuter those dogs.

    This bill states defines a dangerous dog as one that has bitten so badly that it has:

    broken bones
    caused severe lacerations requiring multiple sutures or cosmetic surgery
    killed someone
    killed a domestic animal while off its own property

    If the dog bites someone on its own property, the dog is not dangerous; if the dog kills another animal on its own property, the dog is not dangerous; if there was provocation, the dog is not dangerous.

    We're on these boards all the time talking about how only irresponsible people let their dogs roam freely and hurt people and how only irresponsible owners would let their pit bulls run free at, say, dog parks or in the streets where they could kill other dogs . . .

    So this bill only targets irresponsible owners. Who should NOT be allowed to keep intact dogs.

    Plus, this bill's amendments would overturn the BSL in Maryland . . . I can't fathom why pit bull owners would oppose it. It's exactly what we anti-BSL people ask for all the time--a very strong dangerous dog law that does not ban or restrict our breed and that protects the public without infringing on the rights of responsible owners.
  9. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    I didn't realize that this was attached to HB 1314. Good.
    I'd be fine with it. Finally a definition of a dangerous dog that is ACCURATE!
  10. APBTlover09

    APBTlover09 GRCH Dog

    GOOD!!! they have NO business keeping intact dogs. :mad:

    ---------- Post added at 07:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:24 PM ----------

    just a thought... but if those idiot irresponsible bleeding heart owners have unstable/unsound HA dogs. then they (DOGS) need to be PTS/euthanized/culled. because i'm so sick and tired of the bleeding hearts who are in a place called DENIAL and won't PTS, because they love their dogs and wants to save him/her. blah, blah or whatever their excuses may be... and their HA dog gets out of the house and it attacks a human. :mad::no2::(
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  11. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    If we gave the government the ability to tell us when to put our dogs down, I would fear for the safety of ALL our dogs.
    I think the safest thing to do for all breeds is for legislators to use THESE criteria when determining a dangerous dog.
    Spaying and neutering these dogs would at least guarantee that their genes won't get passed on (unless they had been bred prior to being altered).
  12. APBTlover09

    APBTlover09 GRCH Dog

    i think mia makes a great point.
    Originally Posted by Miakoda [​IMG]
    ---------- Post added at 09:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:51 PM ----------

    i agree with you on this. HA dogs, should NEVER EVER BE BRED.

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