Pit Bull Control Controversy
East Texas - Most everyone agrees that pit bulls need to be controlled, but how to do it? Animal control officers stress that owners need to know how powerful and dangerous these dogs can be.
"If you own [a pit bull] you have a responsibility both to yourself and society at large to make sure that animal does not get loose," said Officer Markmann of Tyler Animal Control.
While there are no breed-specific bans in place here in East Texas, there are other animal control ordinances such as "leash laws." There are other ideas floating around on how to control these breeds too. Dr. Gary Spence says:
"I think having insurance on a dog like this would be something more likely to help control these guys then strict city laws and things like that. I mean these guys are quickly deserving such a law."