Tuesday, October 13, 2015

PINEVILLE, BERKELEY COUNTY SC - THE TOWN COUNCIL IS CONSIDERING DEFINING PIT BULLS AS DANGEROUS AFTER RESIDENTS SAY THEY ARE CONCERNED FOR THEIR SAFETY


The town of Pineville is considering defining Pit Bulls as dangerous. 
A public hearing is scheduled Tuesday at Pineville Town Hall. If approved by the town council, unattended pit bulls would have to stay inside or in a back yard with a 6-foot fence.
According to Planning Director Travis Morgan, the ordinance was proposed after several Pineville residents complained of seeing pit bulls not on leashes, and some were concerned for their safety.
Sara Enos of the American Pit Bull Foundation said this is a stereotype that she encounters on an almost daily basis.
"It's like saying all people with brown hair are dangerous because you had an incident with someone with brown hair," Enos said.
Enos and pit bull owner Shayne Davis say owners should be targeted not pit bulls
"Dogs don't leash themselves," Davis said.
According to the planning director, Pineville isn't banning pit bulls. Supervised pit bulls would still be allowed in public spaces and parks.
But for owners like Jennifer Ondrako, the ordinance creates more harm.
"It is heartbreaking because it is 100 percent on the owner," Ondrako said. "You can train any dog to be sweet and loving; you can train any dog to be mean and aggressive.”
Also included in the ordinance is a provision that bans any type of dog from being tethered in front or on the side of a house.
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/pineville-considering-defining-pit-bulls-dangerous/nnz5N/

WIKIPEDIA:  Pineville was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.  The population in 2010 was  2,107.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh for crying out loud! These nutters with their stupid comments!

"'It's like saying all people with brown hair are dangerous because you had an incident with someone with brown hair,' Enos said."

Do you intentionally not read the news Sara Enos? PIT BULLS ARE DANGEROUS! It's not a stereotype! People feel threatened, because they are threatened by pit bulls. You don't have to have an incident with a pit bull to know how dangerous they are. At least, smart people don't. Hurry up and get your Darwin Award!

Sweetie Pie said...

It breaks her heart that she'll have to leash and supervise her pit bull? I can't help it...I too hope this one quickly gets her Darwin award.