Tuesday, August 25, 2009

White County Commission refuses to ban pit bulls; matter under study





By Associated Press

3:02 AM CDT, August 17, 2009
SPARTA, Tenn. (AP) — The White County Commission has encouraged residents to suggest ways to reduce the pit bull population.

The commissioners declined to ban the breed on the advice of County Attorney Gary Dodson, who said it would not be legal unless the county was zoned properly.

Sheriff Oddie Shoupe had asked the commission to address the matter because of recent attacks on citizens and officers.

According to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, commissioners acknowledged that there is a vicious dog problem needing attention.

They will review the situation at their next meeting.

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Information from: Cookeville Herald-Citizen, http://www.herald-citizen.com/