Expect an Appeal to Be Filed
Norman, OK - A Cleveland County judge has ruled against the operator of a pit bull kennel in a case that tests a new state law banning dog kennels within 2,500 feet of a school or day care in Oklahoma City or Tulsa. District Judge Tom Lucas issued a temporary injunction today against kennel owner Kenneth Gonzales because his kennel is located within 2,000 feet of the Villa Teresa Moore School and his kennel was not licensed when the law went into effect in June.
Lucas stayed the injunction for 30 days to allow Gonzales time to find somewhere else to house pit bulls. The judge says his order would be stayed indefinitely if Gonzales files an appeal with the state Supreme Court.
06/25/08: Coverage of Catholic Sisters Seeking to Remove Pit Bull Kennel