Van, Texas to Consider Breed Specific Ban Legislation – Phone Calls Needed!
 
Dear AKC Delegates, Judges, Club Officers and Breeders,
 
Please share this information with club members and other dog lovers in the Van, Texas area.
 
On Tuesday, December 9th, the Van City Council will consider a request for an ordinance banning “pit bulls” and Rottweilers in the city. Responsible dog owners
and breeders are urged to attend and send letters to the council members respectfully asking them to oppose this measure in favor of a dangerous dog law that
addresses the behavior of individual dogs and owners. 
 
The details of the meeting are as follows:
 
Van City Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 9th, 2010
7:00 p.m.
189 South Maple Avenue
Van, Texas 75790
 
Mailing Address and Phone Number
Van City Council
c/o Yvonne McCauley, City Secretary
P.O. Box 487
Van, Texas 75790
903-963-7216
 
The AKC strongly opposes any legislation that bans a dog or restricts its owner based on specific breeds or phenotypic classes of dogs. Instead, the AKC
believes that dog owners should be responsible for their dogs. We support laws that: establish a fair process by which specific dogs are identified as
“dangerous” based on stated, measurable actions; impose appropriate penalties on irresponsible owners; and establish a well-defined method for dealing
with dogs proven to be dangerous.
 
 
Mailing Address
Van City Council
c/o Yvonne McCauley, City Secretary
P.O. Box 487
Van, Texas 75790