Mount Holly, NC: Resident petitioning for “pit bull” ban

The City of Mount Holly, 400 East Central Avenue, Post Office Box 406, Mount Holly, NC 28120
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Next city council meeting: March 8, 2010, 7:00 PM
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Mayor Pro Tem David Moore
104 N. Hawthorne St., Mount Holly, NC 28120

Councilman Jim Hope
104 Stoneridge Dr., Mount Holly, NC 28120

Councilman Perry Toomey
203 Dogwood Dr., Mount Holly, NC 28120

Councilman Jerry Bishop
200 East Catawba Dr., Mount Holly, NC 28120

Councilman Bennie Brookshire
218 Rose St., Mount Holly, NC 28120

Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare
307 Eastwood Dr., Mount Holly, NC 28120

Pit bull attack victim now pushing for ban

by MICHELLE BOUDIN / NewsChannel 36
E-mail Michelle: MBoudin@WCNC.com
Posted on February 19, 2010 at 7:01 PM

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C.– A homeowner in Gaston County is pushing for the passage of a controversial law after a pit bull attacked him and his dog in Mount Holly….

Full story retrieved 2010-02-22 from http://www.wcnc.com/news/Pit-bull-victim-now-pushing-to-ban-them-in-his-town-84809477.html

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7 responses to “Mount Holly, NC: Resident petitioning for “pit bull” ban

  1. The type of people that have the dogs that attack are not the pit bull owners who are responsible. It is the jerks that fight them that give them a bad name. I have had experience with many pits and they are great dogs. You can make it illegal just like prohibition did alcohol and the people with the bad dogs will still have bad dogs meanwhile, the rest of us are punished.

  2. I don’t think it’s fair to ban all APBT’s from an area. ANY dog can be aggressive. Also, a well bred APBT SHOULD NOT BE HUMAN AGGRESSIVE. It depends on how the dog is bred, how knowlegable the ower is about the breed, and how responsible the owner is. Point blank DON’T LET A DOG AGGRESSIVE DOG AROUND OTHER ANIMALS!! DUH! If you know there’s a problem, then it’s not the dog’s fault for the owner not watching it!

  3. i agree with the first 2 comments. banning pit bulls is not the solution…punishing IRRESPONSIBLE OWNERS is the answer. any dog can be aggressive…even small breeds! i have a lab/pit mix and she is one of the sweetest, smartest, gentlest dogs you could ever want to meet…because i trained her and socialized her so she would be that way! btw, you people who think there should be a ban on pit bulls should know that their nickname is “the nanny dog”! punish irresponsible owners, not the dogs!

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  5. I think this is so stupid. I have a 2 year old pit that I got when he was 3 weeks old..He is my baby, so i am speaking for him! He is the sweetest and smartest dog that I have ever owned. He has never bit or grawled at anyone. I see it as all in how you raise your dog…I think that if they’re going to ban one type of dog then they should ban all types because it’s not fair!! All dogs have attitudes at some point in time but so do humans…I dont think its the dog’s fault, why punish everyone for the owner not watching his/her dog.

  6. I think bsl is stupid. I have a 3 year old pit that I have had since she was 6 weeks old. She is the love of my life and would not hurt anyone. She just licks everyone to death. I also have a 9 week old chihuahua that i have had since the day she was born and her and my pit are best friends.

  7. Pamela Deason

    Simply put, the best argument against breed bans is that they are costly and ineffective. Breed bans are often a knee-jerk reaction from politicians who want to say they are “doing something”, after a highly publicized dog attack (of any breed). This is a useless exercise.