TOWN OF MONTGOMERY
ORDINANCE RELATING
TO STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER DOGS
OR ANY BREED THERE OF KNOW AS (PIT BULL DOG)



WHEREAS, the Selectmen of a town by ordinance may regulate the keeping of dogs;

WHEREAS, such power of regulation is to be exercised for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, welfare and convenience; and

WHEREAS, we, the Selectmen of the Town of Montgomery find that the owning, keeping or harboring of Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs or any breed there of, also know as Pit Bull dogs, within the Town poses special risks of personal injury and of property damage, endangering the public health, safety, welfare and convenience.

NOW, THEREFORE, we the Selectmen of the Town of Montgomery, hereby do adopt the following ordinance:

1. The owning, keeping or harboring of Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs or any bred there of, also known as and hereinafter referred to as Pit Bull dogs, within the Town of Montgomery is prohibited.

2. Section 1 hereinabove notwithstanding, a person owning, keeping or harboring a Pit Bull dog within the Town of Montgomery on the date this ordinance is adopted by the Selectmen may continue to so own, keep or harbor such Pit Bull dog provided he or she shall have, and shall maintain, in full force and effect a liability insurance policy or bond to satisfy any claim for damages, by reason of personal injury or the death of any person, of at least $50,000.00 for one person and $1,00,000.00 for two or more persons killed or injured and $25,000.00 for damages to property, in
any one incident involving such Pit Bull dog.

3. A person who violates this ordinance shall be imprisoned for not more than one year or fined not more than $500.00. Each week the violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.

4. The Town Clerk shall not License a Pit Bull dog unless Section 2 hereinabove applies to the owner, keeper or harborer of such Pit Bull dog and said owner, keeper or harborer is in full compliance with said section.

July 18, 1988
Date of Adoption

/s/ Merrill Cabana .

/s/ Kenneth Cota .

/s/ Tony Jones .

Board of Selectmen
Town of Montgomery

Received for record at 9 A.M. July 19, 1988 and recorded in Volume 6, Page 84 of Town Records.

A TRUE COPY: ATTEST: Lorraine Gillis .
TOWN CLERK