Alma city official wants breed specific ordinance thrown out - WNEM TV 5

Alma city official wants breed specific ordinance thrown out

Posted: Updated:
Stock photo Stock photo
ALMA, MI (WNEM) -

A public safety director is recommending the city of Alma scrap its vicious dog ordinance.

Right now, pit bulls are automatically deemed “vicious," although the city has not been enforcing that rule except in cases involving dog bites

Alma's Interim Public Safety Director Mark Williams told TV5 during the past three years, there have been 11 reported dog bites - two of which involved pit bulls.

During a commission meeting Tuesday night, Williams recommended eliminating the ordinance section which "presumes" all pit bulls are vicious. Williams said he does not believe the ordinance should be breed specific. 

A vote will take place at a later date.

Copyright 2018 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.