Pit Bulls

Residents of Belair Town II                                                                                                                                October 26, 2017
PIT BULLS:
Some residents of our community have approached the HOA concerning Pit Bulls.  The HOA needs to address this issue with the City of Bowie and will need to follow their guidance when it relates to Pit Bulls. Below is the PG County policy:
Primary Citation:  PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD., §§ 3-101, 3-116.01, 3-185.01 (1997)
·  Date Adopted:  1997
·  Jurisdiction Level:  Maryland
·  Last Checked:  June, 2012
Summary:
Prince George’s County, Maryland prohibits owning or keeping a Pit Bull Terrier with exceptions. If the person owned the dog prior to November 1, 1996, then s/he may continue to keep it if s/he complies with certain conditions, such as registering it with the Administrator of Animal Control and keeping an ID tag on the dog and keeping the dog inside or on a secure leash. Show dogs are allowed into the county on a temporary basis. Dogs that have been trained for security, search and rescue, or for police or fire services are exempt.  A violation of this ordinance may result in a fine of up to $1,000 or be sentenced to up to 6 months in prison. In addition, if a Pit Bull injures or kills a person or a domestic animal without provocation, then it will be destroyed. 
As always, your comments, suggestions, and concerns are encouraged and welcomed.
 
Board of Directors
Belair Town II Townhouse Association, Inc

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