Bloomer ends ban on pit bullsWestern Wisconsin News
-- The Bloomer Common Council voted last night to allow pit bulls which obtained through humane societies, and approved by veterinarians
BLOOMER - The Bloomer Common Council voted last night to allow pit bulls which obtained through humane societies, and approved by veterinarians.
Eric and Kari Stone asked the Council to change the law, after they were fined for walking a pit bull outside. They said they were never made aware of the law when they adopted the dog – and the pet has never been the subject of complaints. The approved pit bulls would still have to be muzzled when going outside.
The Council voted 2-2 on dropping the muzzle mandate, and Mayor Randy Summerfield broke the tie by voting no. One alderman said all dogs should be muzzled, because pit bulls are not the only ones that can be violent. Another alderman said an animal control might be needed to exempt muzzles on a case-by-case basis. Summerfield says he’ll look for a reasonable plan to resolve that issue.