Holmes County, MS: Sheriff seeking county-wide pit bull ban

The sheriff of Holmes County, Mississippi plans to ask county officials to ban pit bulls in response to a fatal mauling in Thornton, Mississippi.   The victim, a 3-year-old little boy, was playing outside alone behind the mobile home he lived in, and was not being supervised by an adult (or anyone, for that matter).

No one witnessed the attack, but Sheriff Willie March says that dogs, which he identified as “pit bulls” and belonging to the family, broke out of the pen they were kept in, and attacked the toddler.

Sheriff March plans to ask the Holmes County Supervisors to enact a ban on pit bulls at their next meeting on Monday, April 7, 2014. The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.

Holmes County residents, please reach out to your officials NOW, before an ordinance is proposed, and ask them to decline to entertain the Sheriff’s proposal, and let them know the reasons why you don’t support breed specific legislation.

Talking points on the many problems associated with breed specific laws can be found here.  

In addition, if you are in or around Holmes County, please try to attend Monday’s meeting if at all possible.


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