Malvern, Arkansas Considers Banning “Pit Bulls”
“A public hearing was held Aug. 11 at the City Hall Courtroom to discuss the proposed banning of pit bulldogs from the Malvern city limits. The hearing was called to order by Mayor Steve Northcutt. Concerned citizens had five minutes to discuss the ordinance.
…Gay Birch stated, ‘We can pass all the laws we want but they need to be enforced. We need to enforce the ones that we already have and maybe we won’t need the new one.’
Northcutt and Donnie Taber, Malvern Police Chief, stated that a new Animal Control Officer had just been hired. Taber said he felt that the new officer would do a good job for the city. Taber also spoke about the current leash law that the city has and said that the officers couldn’t be out there looking for dogs without their leashes and their owners all the time, but that they did their best. Taber stressed the importance of notifying the police when a person sees a dog loose.”
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Mayor Stephen Northcutt
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