Dillion Turns up the Heat on Pit Bulls
Dillion, SC - Folks who live in Dillon city limits and own a pit bull now have to register their dog and keep it confined. The new ordinance demands a 6ft tall, 100 square ft fence. City councilman Randolph Gurley spearheaded the effort. He said he's sick of hearing about people getting hurt. He said if people cannot afford to build a fence:
"Well then they only have one choice, get rid of the dog."
Stephen Litwin has been raising Pit bulls for 11 years. They are like family to him, regardless of their dangerous reputation. He keeps one pit bull on a chain, one inside the house, and a mom and her puppies inside a fence. Because of the ordinance, Litwin plans to send his pit bulls to live with family in the country where they can roam freely.
Pit bulls "roaming freely" in the county equals injured and killed livestock. Horse and livestock owners, look out!
A pit bull owner that believes semi-rural areas are "free for his dogs to roam" is enemy number one for livestock owners. The alarming spike in pit bull attacks in these areas is devastating. A pit bull does not attack one animal within a herd. If immediate human intervention does not occur, the dog may take down the whole herd, leaving the livestock owner in ruins.
05/10/08: Pit Bull Attacks Three Horses Killing One (Possibly Two)
05/01/08: Roaming Pit Bulls Destroyed After Killing 7 Pet Goats
04/08/08: Pit Bulls Massacre 34 Pet Deer