Recently, the Wyoming City Council was approached by several citizens who voiced concerns regarding Pit Bulls in our community. In reviewing these concerns, it has become apparent to Police Chief Carmody and other city staff that the concerns mentioned stem from owner responsibility and not necessarily the breed specifically.
Over the years, Pit Bulls have been both vilified for their aggressiveness and strength as well as highlighted for the abuse many have suffered due to owner neglect and dog fighting circles; we all remember the Michael Vick dog fighting story.
This difference in opinion is largely due to peoples’ individual experiences with Pit Bulls. At the time of the initial discussion, our city council heard from citizens who have had negative experiences with Pit Bulls and from residents who are current owners and find the breed to be a very acceptable and good companion.