“I want it changed back before it is too late and a kid is mangled,”
Parking, ice and pitbulls were all topics at Lawrenceburg city meetings Tuesday, Sept. 4.
In June, Lawrenceburg City Council removed the breed specific portion of its vicious dog ordinance banning pitbulls.
Recently, a pitbull attacked and killed a chihuahua, said councilman Aaron Cook, who was against removing the breed from the ordinance.
When he voted against the change in the ordinance he warned that for a dog to be considered vicious it has to “seriously injure or kill another animal or human, but at that point it is too late.”
At the city council meeting Sept. 4, that scenario was discussed. Cook read from the police report about the dog attack. “I want it changed back before it is too late and a kid is mangled,” said Cook.
In June, Cook noted pitbulls were responsible for 67 percent of fatal dog attacks in the U.S., while the animals are 5 percent of the total U.S. dog population.
At the meeting last week, councilwoman Jane Pope noted the pitbull now meets the definition of a vicious dog, and its owner has to follow those requirements.
“So it’s OK that a dog was killed?” asked Cook.