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Published On: Thu, Jun 7th, 2018

Pit Bull Owners Face Tough Decision After Rogersville Enforces Ban

ROGERSVILLE, Tennessee – Some pit bull owners in Rogersville will soon have to decide to give up their pets or move out of their home.

Rogersville’s city ordinance is decades old, but many people said it was only recently the city started to implement the ban.

On Tuesday night, the Rogersville Board of Mayor and Alderman passed a revised version of the ordinance, which bans pit bulls inside city limits.

The Board of Mayor and Alderman passed the final reading to amend the ordinance which defines a domesticated animal as any dog 50% or more pit bull.

Long time pit bull owners Brandi Church and Aaron Smoak said the past few weeks have been torture.

“Not knowing if we are going to have to get rid of our boys or how we’re going to be able to keep them and still have a roof over our head,” Church said.

“There’s no way possible in my heart that I could take either of those dogs to the shelter and drop them off and walk away like they never existed,” Church said. “I can not do that.”

Rogersville City Attorney Bill Phillips said the ban is nothing new.

“The law has been on the books since the early 80’s,” Phillips said. “We were just amending the ordinance to define a domesticated animal.”

Full story: www.wjhl.com

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