of a breed-discriminatory ordinance for some time. Although progress has been
made in educating alderpersons on why an ordinance targeting a particular breed
is bad policy, we haven’t swayed them entirely. At present, the proposed
ordinance still contains language mandating that any pit bull terrier dog be
deemed a “high risk dog,” which subjects the dog’s guardian to burdensome,
costly and exceedingly discriminatory regulations.
Please speak up to protect your companion animals, your property rights and your tax
dollars. Tell Watertown alderpersons that breed discrimination is wrong and
makes the community more vulnerable to truly dangerous dogs
while, at the same time, punishing responsible dog owners and innocent dogs.
Breed-discriminatory ordinances also waste taxpayer dollars and infringe on
constitutional property rights.
Take action by contacting the mayor and the alderpersons immediately using the email
letter we’ve provided. Personalizing your email will help its effectiveness but
is not necessary. Also, to be persuasive in getting your message across, please
be sure to use a polite tone in all communications.
If you live in the Watertown area, please attend the council meeting on Tuesday,
August 20, at 7 pm. The agenda may be viewed here.
Be sure to dress nicely and avoid emotional testimony. The facts speak best:
Breed discrimination makes communities less safe, costs taxpayers greatly,
infringes on property rights, and punishes responsible citizens.
Click here to access the Action Alert provided by Best Friends Animal Society: