Woonsocket, RI to study pit bull issue

A proposal to regulate pit bull-type dogs has been tabled by the Woonsocket, Rhode Island city council in order to study the issue further.  The council wants to work more closely with pet owners to address their growing concerns about the population of “pit bulls” in the community.

The proposed ordinance mirrors the law in Pawtucket, RI, and would ban the licensing of any new pit bulls after the measure was passed and force the owners of existing pit bulls to obtain $100,000 worth of liability insurance.  Council President John Ward suggested the council might have to be a little more creative to find a solution that balances the interests of responsible pet owners and the need to protect the public from vicious dogs, and also work within their limited resources available for animal control.

Please continue to send your polite, respectful and informative opposition to breed specific legislation to the Woonsocket officials.  Please also send them viable suggestions and alternatives for their review, as well. 

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