- Springfield City Council passed an ordinance for a new pit bull ban to take effect Jan. 1, 2018, and a petition to repeal the ban is forcing the council to vote on the issue again.
- “It affects me in a lot of ways,” said Madison Weiler, employee at Fetch Pet Supplies. “We’re really passionate about it. I’m part of Springfield Bully Alliance, and we’ve been attending the meetings for four years now trying to get breed specific legislation repealed.”
- The new ban will continue to enforce the requirements Springfield already has for pit bulls, but there will be no additional pit bulls registered in the city after Jan. 1, 2018.
- At the Dec. 11 meeting, city council will decide whether or not to repeal the ban or let voters decide in August.
Citizens Petition to Repeal The New Pit Bull Ban