Sept 8, 2010 - The City of Chickasaw Al, located just north of Mobile, is considering banning pit bulls, or a vicious dog ordinance. Resident Barry Lamm says he thinks pit bulls are dangerous. He's had a couple of close calls with pit bulls on his daily walk. He would support a ban. Lamm says, "Everybody always says they are such a sweet dog until they eat the baby."
Chickasaw Councilman Adam Bourne said, "My preference would be to focus on Pit Bulls because that happens to be the breed that causes a lot of problems. Bourne introduced the ordinance. HE SAID, " IT WASN'T AN ATTACK THAT PROMPTED HIM; IT WAS THE IDEA ON ONE HAPPENING. YOU CONSTANTLY SEE STORIES ACROSS THE STATE OF SAD SITUATIONS WHERE MAYBE A CHILD IS INJURED OR KILLED, AND I'D LIKE TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO PREVENT THAT," BOURNE SAID. However, Bourne says he will likely have to reach a compromise and change the language to ban "vicious dogs". Other parts of the proposed ordinance include a ban on tethering dogs and leaving them unattended and making people pick up after their dogs leave a mess.