Medford, OR says “NO!” to pit bull ordinance

Three cheers for Oregon!

Bless the Bullys

At a study session in January, the Medford, Oregon city council discussed “dangerous dogs” and ways to control a growing problem within the city.   In doing so, the council advised it was considering a multitude of options, one of which was to target certain breeds and, more specifically, pit bulls. At that time, the council directed city staff to work with a police advisory committee to come up with recommendations to address the issue and present to the council. 

The discussions were said to be sparked by recent dog-on-dog attacks, but according to Medford police, the city is experiencing problems with the criminal element using “pit bulls” for intimidation, guarding their drug houses, etc., and this was creating problems for police, and it was the latter that seemed to be driving the push for an ordinance targeting pit bulls.

The Police Advisory Committee held a public hearing in…

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