Sorry, Sevier County dogfighting enthusiasts, but if you were looking at getting a pit bull, you’ll need to rethink your plan if you live inside De Queen city limits. The AP reports that De Queen officials approved an ordinance banning pit pulls:
De Queen Mayor Billy Ray Kelvy says no one’s been attacked, but that the city council has received complaints about the dogs. The city’s new ordinance, approved last week, bans four breeds of pit bull: American pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers and American bulldogs.
Dogs that are a mixture of any of the four breeds are also banned.
I’m glad that we don’t have an ordinance like that in Little Rock, because I’m pretty certain my beloved dog, Spartacus, has some pit bull in his lineage. He’s a fighter, that’s for sure.