Women’s support group collects more than 1,000 signatures on pit-bull petition
Posted: July 21, 2011
By Jan Skutch Copyright 2011 .
"Mission accomplished", Women of Wisdom founder and CEO Cheryl LaBon said today as she announced more than 1,000 signatures on a petition to ask Savannah City Council to take measures to control pit-bull dogs.
“I’m closing the signature drive for now,” LaBon said after obtaining 1,043 signatures by Wednesday night. “Tomorrow morning, I’m going to take them to city hall.”
She hopes to meet with City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney when she does so.
“I got all of the signatures myself,” LaBon said. “I’m exhausted. I need to rest.”
The drive, “Justice for Javon Petition,” was an effort by LaBon’s women’s support group in response to the June 21 pit-bull attack on 7-year-old Javon Roberson by two pit bulls as he played in Treat Park last month.
The petition asks council to require that pit bull owners keep their dogs in 8 x 12-foot fenced pens in yards where kids 15 and younger and the dogs coexist. It asks that failure to do so be punishable by a $1,500 fine.
LaBon said she collected all of the signatures during daily appearances at Kroger supermarkets and other retail sites here
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