From WATE 6 in Knoxville:
“The mayor of Rockwood is trying to get pit bulls banned within city limits.
Mayor Mike Miller is drafting an ordinance to ban the breed.
…The mayor describes the ordinance as a pre-emptive measure rather than waiting until after something like a mauling happens.
…The ordinance will go before the Rockwood City Council at its meeting on January 21 at 7:00 p.m.”
Read this article in its entirety here.
Please write the Rockwood Mayor, Vice Mayor, and City Council and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation in any form is ineffective and unenforceable. An enforced leash law and a non-breed-specific dog law are more than adequate to police irresponsible dog owners of any breed. (Please ask that snail mail and e-mail letters be forwarded to the mayor, vice mayor, and city council.):
Rockwood City Hall
110 North Chamberlain Avenue
Rockwood, Tennessee 37854
Mayor Michael Miller
E-mail: rockwood@icx. net
Darryl Meadows, Vice Mayor