I am so sad about this war on pit bulls and the actions of some have made this a ‘war’ on pitbulls in our society. They were once regarded as heroes and ‘nanny’ dogs. Now, thanks to the media, have become a sore in dog society!
The Watertown, Wisconsin Common Council narrowly passed a first reading of an ordinance that would impose restrictions on owners of pit bull breeds and “other dogs deemed vicious by the city” at their meeting on Tuesday night. The vote was 5 to 4, with council members Fred Smith, Mark Kuehl, Steve Zgnoc, Augie Tietz and Robert Stocks voting for the changes, and Emily McFarland, Ken Berg, John Coughlin and Jim Romlein voting against it.
The proposal defines “pit bull breeds”as American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, or any dog displaying a majority of physical traits of one or more of those breeds. In addition to restrictions on ownership of these dogs, the proposal would ban pit bulls and dogs deemed vicious from multifamily buildings in the city, with the exception of duplexes and privately owned condos, and also bans any household that owns a pit bull or a dog deemed vicious from owning…
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