Garland County officials will be discussing animal control at the next Quorum Court meeting on September 17, and the topic of banning “pit bulls” is among the issues to be discussed. The hearing is set for 5:30pm at the Garland County Courthouse where county officials will get public opinion on what needs to be done before moving forward with any legislative action. Officials are reaching out for assistance, so please take this opportunity to work with them towards creating an ordinance that targets irresponsible and reckless dog owners regardless of the breed of dog they own.
Please send your polite, respectful and informative opposition to breed specific legislation to the Garland County officials listed below. Please also include viable alternatives in the form of strong, breed-neutral ordinances for their consideration.
Garland County Quorum Court
Justices of the Peace
Four Pit Bull attacks in four days
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“The law just doesn’t have enough teeth to get people to take on that responsibility and control their animals,” said District 4 Justice of the Peace Mary Bournival.
County officials like Bournival are considering everything from collecting a bond from owners of dangerous dogs to banning Pit Bulls from the entire county.
“When I think about the number of people who have been affected this weekend alone by Pit Bulls, I don’t know what to do. I’m at a loss as to what we should do,” she said.
Garland County pit bull attacks bring calls for ban on breed
GARLAND COUNTY – A string of four dog attacks on children and pets in three days in Garland County has prompted calls for a county-wide ban on pit bulls.