BSL ALERT: Chippewa Falls, WI

The city of Chippewa Falls, WI is considering a proposal to ban pit bulls brought to the table by a resident. Please send your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE letters in opposition to breed specific legislation to the city officials listed below.

Mayor Gregory S. Hoffman

Michael Hanke

Brian Flynn

C W King

Chuck Hull

Jane Lardahl

Bill Hicks

George Adrian

Chippewa Falls pondering ordinance governing pit bulls

“My dog was fine,” Eckes said. “There were four puncture wounds. They weren’t very deep.”

Eckes said she didn’t take her pet to the veterinarian, but Sandy is more jumpy since the attack.

Eckes said she was upset when she later learned that one of the dogs previously had bit a 2-year-old child.

“I don’t understand how they can live in the city,” Eckes said. “I really do think those pit bulls are not safe.”

Eckes said she is not seeking monetary reimbursement from the attack, but she wants something done.

Police Chief Wendy Stelter said the city doesn’t have an ordinance that specifically addresses pit bulls. Stelter told the council the only applicable ordinance is for dogs running at large.

City attorney Bob Ferg said he wanted to read state statutes on the topic before commenting.

Councilman Brian Flynn recommended the matter be sent to the Public Safety Committee for further review


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