Recently, a local resident and her adopted "pit bull" terrier, moved to town but discovered that a city ordinance prohibited her breed of dog. Luckily, the Juneau Police Chief was in favor of repealing the ordinance because of the difficulty in enforcing it.
At the March 10 Council meeting the council officially removed all references to breed in their dog ordinance without any opposition.
Hats off to the elected officials in Juneau. ALL dog lovers can once again enjoy living in and visiting Juneau, Wisconsin.
Thank you WBEV1430 Radio for covering this story. Here is the link to their website and a summary of their coverage:
Juneau Repeals Pit Bull Ordinance
3/11/15 - Officials in Juneau voted unanimously last night to repeal a city ordinance that prohibits pit bulls. The ordinance that had been on the books outlaws the Staffordshire bull terrier, American Pit Bull and American Staffordshire terrier, along with any dog that has the appearance and characteristics of a pit bull. Police Chief Dave Beal says the ordinance was unnecessary as there is already a vicious dog’s ordinance on the books. Resident Renada Sharp moved to Juneau seven months ago and learned about the ordinance when she went to City Hall to register her pit bull. She says she is looking forward to taking her two-old pit bill Shadow for a walk. Ironically, Sharp tells is she was bit by a dog just a couple days ago. The breed: a Dachshund, also known as a “wiener dog.”