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Petitioning Mayor of Moscow Gladys Kercheval and 2 others

Request to lower the liability insurance amount in regards to pit bulls

We want a change in ordinance in Fayette County Tennessee and Moscow City in regards to the liability insurance required to own a pit bull in the county. Currently there is an amount of $1,000,000 required coverage if you own a pit bull.

Most insurance companies cap out at $300,000 in coverage. This is essence creates an unsaid "ban" on pitbulls due to the requirement of that outrageous amount that is virtually impossible to aquire from any insurance company.

We want a more achievable liability requirement. One that insurance companies actually offer.

Through our research, of the 5 major insurance companies and some local companies, only one offered that amount of coverage for any animal, and it would cost a minimum of $1800 a year, depending on other variables in the house.

We want to be able to take care of our family members and not be pushed out of having them because of a ridiculous amount in liability insurance to cover anything that may or may not happen. The $1,000,000 price point set is an outrageous amount that is way more needed for any animal.

All dogs bite, and this is discrimination at its finest in regards to our beloved pets. We request you do the right thing and not discriminate against our pets, just as we don't discriminate against yours.




Contact Info for City Officials


Mayor Gladys Kercheval 25 Irwin St., Ext. Moscow, TN  38057 Phone: 901/877-3585 Email:      

Vice Mayor Virgil Jones P.O. Box 185, Moscow, TN  38057 Phone: 731/609-0990      

Alderman Othea Rhodes P.O. Box 185, Moscow, TN  38057 Phone: 901/896-6624      

Alderman Curtis Oliver P.O. Box 185, Moscow, TN  38057 Phone: 901/461-5981      

Alderman Gary Howell P.O. Box 185, Moscow, TN  38057 Phone: 901/288-5989      

Alderman Jerry Rhea 105 Fourth Ave.,
Moscow, TN  38057 Phone: 901/877-6207      

Alderman Tonya Kennon P.O. Box 185, Moscow, TN  38057 Phone: 901/896-6624

This petition was delivered to:
  • Mayor of Moscow
    Gladys Kercheval
  • City of Moscow
    City of Moscow
  • Mayor of Fayette County
    Rhea Taylor

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