|Updated: 9/18/2012 12:19 am
||Published: 9/17/2012 11:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Several cases of pit bull attacks in Garland County is prompting one justice to take action against the problem.
A public hearing was held Monday night to address the problem. Leaders are now considering a vicious dog ordinance.
County leaders say there have been at least four cases in recent months when a pit bull attacked a human or another animal.
Home video shows David Roeck's black lab named "Bear" attacked by two pit bulls.
Therefore, he supports creating an ordinance.
"This is our obligation," said Roeck.
Justice Mary Bournival says action must be taken.
"Though I am not leaning toward any breed specific action at this time, we can't ignore the obvious here. Pit bulls are inherently dangerous. Not all pit bulls attack. But all of our attacks have been pit bulls," said Bournival.
Opponents say the attacks should be blamed on the owners, not the dog.
"These attacks that are happening, yes they are by pit bulls. But all dogs are irresponsible if they are not raised right, " said Pat Limoges.
Opponents also say by concentrating on pit bulls is unfair because all dogs bite.
No decision was made. The meeting was only a forum to allow the community to react.
Leaders say they will now form a community subcommittee to address this issue and make recommendations to county leaders.