Flemingsburg City Council Tables Pitbull Ban Ordinance

Flemingsburg City Council Tables Pitbull Ban Ordinance

Flemingsburg City Council tabled an ordinance Monday night that would ban pitbulls. Council members voted yes on the first reading of the ordinance, but say they need to do more research on pitbulls before they pass the second reading and make the ban official.

Flemingsburg City Council tabled an ordinance Monday night that would ban pitbulls.

Council members voted yes on the first reading of the ordinance, but say they need to do more research on pit bulls before they pass the second reading and make the ban official.

Several Flemingsburg pitbull owners attended the meeting to defend the dog breed.

“I think it depends on who the dog is owned by more than anything else,” Sebastian Gaskins said. “They're family members.”

“I personally have had them for about 14 years. And have no incident of them hurting anyone,” Beth Bramel said.

People started talking about banning pitbulls, when one reportedly attacked another dog in December 2012.

Flemingsburg Mayor Martin Voiers said pitbull supporters across the nation have been weighing in as the council debates the ordinance.

Zero emails from anyone in Flemingsburg. I've received one phone call from a Flemingsburg citizen. All the other calls and emails have been from people all over the United States,” Voiers said.

Voiers also said he’s not sure when or if the pitbull ordinance will be brought back to council.

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