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New Ordinance Targets Pit Bulls

pit bullAll pit bulls older than four months living in the unincorporated areas of Riverside County now must be neutered or spayed or their owners will face a fine.

The decision comes in the wake of multiple pit bull attacks in the region that claimed several lives this year alone.

“This ordinance is designed to reduce the number of animals we have to euthanize. It won’t stop every attack and won’t eliminate that potential. But, it will reduce the numbers of this particular animal.” Supervisor John Benoit said.

“They don’t need to do it because the breed is attacking people, to solve that they need to ask all dogs to take a behavioral evaluation for a discount on their license fee. Dangerous dogs can be documented, good dogs get a discount. This is a breed overpopulation problem,” commented local resident Amanda Kirchner.

What do you think of the new rule? How would you feel if it happened locally?

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