Mount Holly, NC: Man proposes pit bull ban

Thanks to Jodi for this update:

Please send your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE opposition to breed specific legislation to the city council members below.  I was unable to find direct e-mail addresses for the individual council members, however, correspondence and information may be sent via the city clerk, Amy Miller ( with a polite request to forward to each city council member, as well as the mayor, for their review.

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

Next city council meeting April 26, 7:00 PM

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month unless otherwise noted. The Regular Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and the Work Session Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Citizens Center located at 400 East Central Avenue, Mount Holly, NC 28120.

Previous alert for Mount Holly:

Man proposes pit bull ban

April 19, 2010 5:38 PM
Diane Turbyfill

MOUNT HOLLY — [… Todd] Young addressed Mount Holly City Council recently to propose a ban of pit bulls in the city limits.

[…] City Council will review the information submitted by Young. Planning and zoning could get involved if the issue moves forward. Jackson said he would also consult with the county about how such a restriction could be enforced.

“There’s just so much more involved with it,” said Jackson. “We’re going to look into it as fully as we can before a final decision is made.”

Article retrieved 4/19/10 from

4 responses to “Mount Holly, NC: Man proposes pit bull ban

  1. I am a responsible American Pit Bull Terrier owner. My dog is nine years old and I’ve had her since she was six weeks old, she lives inside and is like one of the family. She is very loving and great with children. I truly believe that alot of the dogs personality has alot to do with the owner and how the dog is raised. Please don’t ban the breed. If anything please hold the owners accountable for their pet. If anything there should be a leash law or the dog should be inside a fence and not free to run wild.

  2. I’m sorry for what happened and I understand you being upset about the attack, I would be too, however the American Pit Bull Dog has gotten a bad reputation lately…but, Not all of them are violent. I own a “Pit Bull” and she is a very affectionate and gentle and l always say she’s like a weiner dog trapped in a Bulldog body, she is an inside dog. When I take her for a walk she is on a leash. I have a fenced in back yard where she can play safely. If more dog owners were responsible these incidents wouldn’t be happening. Don’t punish the breed…Punish the owners who neglect their pets.

  3. I have 2 pit bull breeds myself and have been around them my entire life. They are protective of their owners just like any other breed of dog would be. The search that you conducted that gave you the results that these breed has vicious behaviors is completely inaccurate and you should have done actual back ground work outside of watching the news. It gets to me because everything comes back to Pit Bulls and the negatives with them. Every breed known to man has bitten or attacked someone. Every breed of dog has those few bad apples that because of people not being responsible owners create bad tempured dogs. Mr. Young you said your not looking to get even just safety in your neighborhood, but how this issue has turned out the only thing that you are looking for is revenge not safety becuase if it was safety you were looking for you would have made a proposal which band any breed of dog that has ever bitten someone not just a specific breed that you have a personal issue with.

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