Ban Inspired by a Law Breakin' Pit Bull Owner
Mosinee, WI - Pit bulls and any mixed breed dog that contains a portion of pit bull could be banned by the City Council tonight (May 12). City staff members have revised the city's animal ordinance to include the prohibition of any pit bull terrier, including American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier or pit bull mix.
In recent months, the city has received complaints about pit bulls being kept at a single family home. Complaints included unlicensed dogs, too many dogs on the property, loose dogs, barking dogs and personal safety concerns of pit bulls.
Good catch Mosinee; stop this future pit bull breeder and send a message to others: No pit bull farms wanted in town.
Last month, Mosinee police were called to the house three times for a report of three pit bull-type dogs being kept at the residence, according to a police report. The current city ordinances allow no more than two dogs at a home. The resident was warned. Since the last police visit, the pit bull owner's phone number has been disconnected.
The proposed ordinance allows existing pit bulls to remain in the city as long as they are licensed and the owners follow specific conditions that include providing a color photograph of the dog to the city clerk and providing proof of liability insurance of at least $100,000. There currently are 225 licensed dogs in the city; five are some sort of pit bull breed.
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