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Postby heather » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:55 am

Certain Dogs Now Considered Vicious in Franklin


Some Franklin residents are upset over the new animal ordinance, which says Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, along with Wolf-Hybrid dogs are considered vicious animals.
Posted: 4:41 PM Oct 11, 2011
Reporter: Casey Wheeless
Email Address: casey.wheeless@wbko.com

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Some Franklin residents are upset over the new animal ordinance, which says Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, along with Wolf-Hybrid dogs are considered vicious animals.



Vicki Sharer says she likes the ordinance except for where they talk about specific breeds, "they've never bitten, they've never chased but, just because they are a Rottweiler or a Pit Bull that makes them vicious? That just doesn't seem right."





The ordinance also states that anyone who owns a vicious dog , has to be able to pay up to 10,000 dollars in case their animal hurts someone.



One woman at the hearing Tuesday morning says, she owns six Pit Bulls.



She says they are all friendly animals but she's worried her insurance company will no longer keep her as a client, now that the ordinance is passed.



She's even said she is considering moving out of Franklin.



"There's going to be a lot of places that either charge more than they can afford or, they're going to drop them because they're going to consider this a ban," says Sharer.



But Simpson County Sheriff Chris Cline says most of the calls he receives about animals are about Pit Bulls.



"Someone has been bitten by an animal, someone has been chased by an animal, or there is an animal on their front porch, and when they try to come in their house that dog is blocking the way, it's growling at them," says Cline.



The ordinance also states vicious dogs must be confined indoors or in a locked pen or kennel.



They must always be on a leash and muzzled, and they all must be registered with the city.



The Simpson County Animal Shelter says they have several Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixed dogs.



They think the ordinance will hurt adoption.



Although the ordinance was passed this morning, the judge says he will review it again in a few months to see if changes should be made.



http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/Cert ... ml?ref=763

The article indicates that while the ordinance was passed, the judge will review it again in a few months to see if changes should be made. Franklin residents should continue to voice their opposition to city officials, attend council meetings, and move for this ordinance to be repealed.

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