Lawerenceburg IN Council Member, Aaron Cook, has made his position very clear. He wants the pit bull ordinance re-instated “before it’s too late!”
According to discussions between Jodi Preis and the City Clerk of Lawerenceburg however, the majority of council members at this time are not in favor of revisiting the June 2012 action to repeal the ordinance which banned pit bulls.
That hasn’t stopped Councilman Cook from pushing the issue into the public’s eye however. The Journal Press continues to report Cook’s position by including quotes like, “I want it changed back before it’s too late and a kid is mangled,” Cook said at the September 4th, Council meeting.
Cook voted against repealing the ban this past June, stating that 67% of fatal dog attacks in the U.S. were by pit bulls. Since the ban was removed a chihuahua was attacked by an alleged pit bull. Councilwoman Jane Pope notes that the dog now meets the current definition of a vicious dog and it’s owner has to follow strict requirements. Cook responded, “So it’s okay that a dog was killed?”
The City of Lawerenceburg does not provide personal contact information via their website. However there are phone numbers and sporadic emails included on their pages.
If you are in or around the Lawerenceburg vicinity, please take a moment to reach out to your Council Members, the City Attorney, and the Mayor’s Office to share your support of the repealed ban.
Mayor’s Office: 812-532-3552
City Clerk: 812-537-7136 (to leave messages for the Council Members)
City Attorney: 812-537-4500
For Council Member’s names see following link:
NOTE: This item is not on the next agenda for further discussion – however, the agenda is not set until Friday before the meeting (next meeting is the 17th).