Bloomer amends ban on pit bulls

BLOOMER, Wis. (AP) — The city of Bloomer has amended its ordinance which bans pit bulls.

The City Council Wednesday night voted to allow pit bulls that are obtained through a humane society and approved by a veterinarian.

Kari and Eric Stone were fined after they were spotted walking their pit bull in the city. They appealed to the city, saying they were unaware of the ordinance when they adopted their dog.

The Chippewa Herald ( ) reports the couple told City Council members the dog has no violent history or complaints against it.

Information from: The Chippewa Herald,

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Fond du Lac considers ban on pit bulls

City Councilman Rob Vande Zande will discuss his plan for ordinances that would combine a ban on ownership of exotic animals with restrictions on pit bull “owners.”

Prohibiting people from owning or possessing any wild or exotic animals such as primates, raccoons, skunks, foxes and wild and exotic cats is a move in the right direction for Fond du Lac.

However lumping pit bull restrictions into this proposal is wrong.

One restriction would require outdoor pit bulls to be kept on a leash no longer than 4 feet. Pit bulls also could not be outside unleashed in a fenced yard. A full list of the restrictions is available from the link below. This proposal is shortsighted and should not be part of the exotic animal restriction.

The Fond du Lac City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 25 in the Legislative Chambers of the City County Government Center, 160 S. Macy St. The public is welcome to attend and citizens have the opportunity to speak for up to five minutes on any agenda item.

via Fond du Lac considers ban on pit bulls | Fond du Lac Reporter |

For more information about pit bulls visit HSUS’ Pit Bull Resources website.