City of Lodi may toughen animal control ordinance regarding pit bulls
More U.S. cities are acting to control or ban dogs deemed vicious — especially pit bulls
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Attack leaves beloved pet dead, Lodi woman calling for change
A mixed breed pit bull barks and growls at the animal shelter on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. According to Animal Control Officer Jennifer Bender, 40 percent of the dogs at the shelter are pit bulls and mixed breed pit bulls.
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Friday, May 31, 2013 12:00 am.