ban pitt bulls http://ripr.org en Pawtucket Pit Bull Ban Being Challenged http://ripr.org/post/pawtucket-pit-bull-ban-being-challenged <p>The city of Pawtucket says it will defend its pit bull ban against a lawsuit challenging it.&nbsp; The Pawtucket ban appears to conflict with state law.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:30:35 +0000 Flo Jonic 22686 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island AG asked to weigh in on Whether Dog Ban Applies to Pawtucket http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-ag-asked-weigh-whether-dog-ban-applies-pawtucket <p>The City of Pawtucket said a new state law blocking cities and towns from banning certain breeds of animals does not apply to them.&nbsp;&nbsp; At issue is Pawtucket’s longstanding ban against the ownership of pit bulls.&nbsp;</p><p>Pawtucket officials said they will continue to enforce a ban on pit bulls despite a new state law that forbids cities and towns from outlawing the ownership of specific breeds of dogs or cats. Pawtucket director of administration Tony Pires said the law applies only to future bans, not ones already on the books like theirs.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:46:55 +0000 Flo Jonic 18883 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island AG asked to weigh in on Whether Dog Ban Applies to Pawtucket