York Mayor: No Plans To Ban Certain Dogs

YORK, SC– A misunderstanding.  That, the outcome of a meeting local animal welfare advocates were worried about. A few dozen people showed up to tonight’s York City Council meeting for a discussion about the city’s vicious dog ordinance.

A few dozen people showed up to tonight’s York City Council meeting for a discussion about the city’s Vicious Dog Ordinance.

They thought there was a plan to ban certain breeds after a man was attacked by two dogs last month.
But the Mayor explained the ordinance was re-posted online recently to clarify what rules are already in place – not add new ones.

Animal rescuers tell us they’re happy there will be no breed-specific legislation but they still want leaders to hear them:

“What needs to happen in york county as a whole, is they need to ban backyard breeders and they need to forcefully enforce the laws currently on the books and write a new law about spay and neuter.”

The man who was attacked by the two dogs last month is recovering. His arm was badly injured.

One of the dogs was euthanized after being shot by a police officer. No word tonight on the status of the second dog.