Thursday, May 18, 2017

CARAWAY, CRAIGHEAD COUNTY AR - THE CITY PASSED A NEW ORDINANCE TO BAN ALL PIT BULL BREEDS IN THE CITY LIMITS

CARAWAY, AR (KAIT) -
A new ordinance passed in Caraway would get rid of what the city deems as vicious animals.
According to Caraway Police Chief William Hicks, the city has had several  PIT BULL ATTACKS  in past weeks.
The first attack was a boy who was riding his bike when a pit bull ran out of a house and charged at him. That attack was caught on camera. The child was bit in the hand
The majority of dog attacks in the city have been reported from the owner of a pit bull.
The city passed an ordinance May 11 to ban all pit bull breeds in the city limits.
“Right now the city, I’ll say, probably got 25 to 30 pit bulls and we’re a small community,” Hicks said. “If we pick a pit bull up they have five days to come claim the dog, and we’ll allow them to pick the dog up and take it out of the city. And if they don’t, the dog will probably be put down.”
The city is giving pit bull owners until June 5 to find new homes for the dogs.
The fine for having a pit bull is between $200 and $2,500 plus 90 days in the Craighead County Detention Center.
The city will begin enforcing the new ordinance on June 2.



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

LUCKY! I wish this was my city! Overrun with nutters, but the pit bulls have to go! YAY for Caraway!

Dayna Hamilton said...

LOL! Not giving those pit owners much time are they?! I love the pit people who claim that bans are getting overturned all the time. Seems to me more cities and counties are legislating bans than overturning them.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the short amount of time pit bull owners have to relocate their dogs...Another article quotes the city council chairman who explained they wanted the dogs gone before school is out.

http://www.thetown-crier.com/story/2412472.html

"I’m not for waiting three months to pass this ordinance because school will be out May 26, and we will have a whole summer with kids riding their bikes as well as playing in the streets,” Tipton said. “Right now, we have citizens afraid to walk the streets and I don’t want to see another attack just as well as I know that you guys don’t want to.”

Dayna Hamilton said...

I love this! Common sense and no apology for it!

Doggy Dexter said...

This is awesome. We all need to email him and say what a smart thing he is doing