MEDFORD, Ore. — Some on the Medford City Council are stressing that they are not discussing a ban on pit bulls, and want to clear that up for the public.
At Thursday’s city council meeting, Mayor Gary Wheeler said the city has not yet proposed any ban on dangerous dogs, or any new laws targeting specific breeds.
After being presented information on pit bull bites last week, the council is asking the police advisory committee to come up with new ordinances that punish neglectful dog owners of any breed.
“There is no mention in the motion of dangerous breeds, and/or banning dogs of any breed,” said Medford Mayor Gary Wheeler.
“Any dog that is never trained, socialized, abused or neglected, will turn into a bad dog, and that’s any breed,” said dog supporter Kate Ford.
Councilor John Michaels said he does want the committee to consider all options, including for specific breeds, the council hopes to have recommendations back by April.