Proposed Breed Specific Ban Scrapped

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th March Newsdangerous dogsMedford Police Advisory Committee
The Medford Police Advisory Committee says a "breed specific" dog ban would be unenforceable. Maureen Swift, the chair of the committee, commented on recommendations to the Medford Mail Tribune. Statistics show that pit bulls are involved in most biting incidents. Swift says if a breed specific ban were enacted, another breed would take its place. The Medford City Council had the Police Advisory Committee study the issue of dangerous dogs. The committee is recommending ways to address the owners of dangerous dogs with a stair-stepped enforcement approach. It is also recommended that owners be educated on how they handle dogs as well.

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