In Denver and Miami, pit bulls and pit bull mixes are flat-out banned. In San Francisco, pit bulls must be spayed or neutered. In one Florida city, officials have proposed requiring pit bull owners to carry extra insurance.
Based on the recent fatal mauling of a beloved pet by a pit bull, Lodi may join the trend of cities toughening their animal control ordinance. Jennifer Bender, Lodi Animal Control supervisor, has proposed ordinance changes, though those changes aren’t being publicly released until review is completed by the city attorney.