New dog ordinance passed

In what will hopefully be an end to the saga of the pit bull ordinance, last night the City Council passed a dog/cat/ferret ordinance that will bring Worcester in compliance with a new state law.  That means no breed-specific legislation, and targeting problem dog owners rather than dogs that have done nothing wrong .

Councilor Eddy, the original proponent of the pit bull ordinance, decided to walk out of the room rather than vote either on his conscience (which would be a No) or to bring the city ordinances in line with state law (which would be a Yes).

While some might look at that as a cowardly act, I prefer to look at it as an homage to his former colleague Joff Smith.

Congratulations to the dog owners who made this happen!

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2 thoughts on “New dog ordinance passed

  1. […] City pitbull crackdown crackup. Also: panhandling. Is there a connection between these and the much grander class of wicked […]

  2. Reblogged this on wormtownbullies's Blog and commented:
    Time to celebrate!

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