GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – There is mixed reaction to a new pit bull ban in Grosse Pointe Shores.
At a city council meeting on Tuesday, the pit bull ban narrowly passed by a 4-3 vote.
The ordinance would ban new pit bulls from entering the city. However, current licensed pit bulls would not be affected by the new rules.
“The community has been passionate about this issue, somewhat divided,” said Grosse Pointe Shores City Manager Stephen Poloni.
Poloni said the ordinance was prompted by a pit bull attack that happened near the corner of Sunningdale and Lochmoor in June. The owner of the pit bull involved in the attack is reportedly Detroit Lions running back David Montgomery.
The dog injured in that attack had to have its leg amputated, and the dog’s owners suffered minor injuries.
“It happened to me when I was walking my dog,” said a Grosse Pointe Shores resident …