Palm Beach County Commissioners Vote to Restrict Pit Bulls
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On Thursday, July 20, the Palm Beach County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion to greatly restrict the ownership of bull terriers within the county borders.
After extensive study, the commissioners have reviewed municipal dog laws and regulations around the country and have determined that a tax of $1000 per dog per calendar year will be assessed beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
The main purpose of this new tax is to raise money for a new dog park on Worth Avenue so that the dogs of Palm Beach residents can be entertained and pampered while their wealthy owners shop in the upscale boutiques in the area.
A door-to-door survey will be conducted during the month of September by county animal control officers to determine those county residents who may own bull terriers and any variety of the breed.
All county residents are requested to cooperate with officials to assure the survey is completed in a timely manner.