Dogs Still Safety Concern for Parents
Reporter: Lindsey Brown
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Maci Anderson's young son, Bradley, is still playing inside. That's because, Anderson says, her neighbor has eight pit bulls in the yard.
Earlier this month, Anderson and three of her neighbors addressed the Meridian City Council, asking that it look into changing the current city dog ordinance. They say pit bulls should be outlawed, or at least, Meridian should have stricter regulations on them.
After the last council meeting, Ward 5 councilman John Harris told Anderson and the others that the council would seriously look into the issue and make changes.
At Tuesday's meeting, he said the council was unable to put together an organized plan. However, he assured the public that the council would be ready to address the issue at its next meeting.
Residents are within their legal rights to own pit bulls. The dogs are chained and given food and water.
What Anderson said is scary is that her neighbor's front fence is down, and the only thing preventing the dogs from getting out of the yard is a chain.
The issue of pit bulls has become a national debate. Anderson said she expected at least some criticism for speaking out, but says so far she hasn't heard anything but praise.
The next Meridian City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, Apr. 17 at 5 p.m.
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