Philadelphia, Mississippi is re-examining their pit bull ordinance. the mayor and alderman acknowledge the on going problem of violations and the need for greater enforcement. The current ordinance states that dangerous dogs, such as pit bulls, are not permitted to be outside of a proper enclosure unless they are muzzled and restrained by a leash. The owner must also make sure that a proper enclosure is set up for the dog along with proper vaccinations.
Alderman Roy White wants dogs confiscated that are in violation, NO WARNINGS. And he wants the board to look into a better animal control facility. Alderman Cecil Nichols described the proper mutant enclosure; one that was completely separated from any other dog. Police Chief Dickie Sistrunk said they haven't impounded dogs in the past because they lack the proper housing. They discussed the need for special walled off cages so the dogs can not see each other.
"If they even see another dog, they'll kill themselves trying to get the other dog." Chief Sistrunk