"In the past year or two, we have seen another increase in the ownership of pit bulls. I believe that is probably because we have a lot of newcomers coming to Ottumwa, both from the Chicago area where pit bulls are legal, as well as people from outside the country, and a lot of those, the people are possessing pit bulls. Part of this recent possession of pit bulls is, we probably need to do more education in telling newcomers that pit bulls are illegal in the city," Chief Clark said.
Chief Clark says until the council says otherwise, his department will continue to enforce the ban.
New regulation passed has some pet owners upset - Thursday, June 16, 2011
A new regulation regarding pit bulls within the city limits of Kirksville has many owners upset.
Citizen discusses ban on pit bulls - Thursday, July 15, 2010
KTVO spoke with one Ottumwa resident who is in favor of removing the ban on pit bulls in the city limits.
Ottumwa hearing on pit bulls - Monday, July 12, 2010
The Ottumwa City Council listened to feeback regarding the ban on pit bulls.