Hope this bill does not get passed.

Bless the Bullys

A bill has been introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives that would allow the city of Warwick to enact an ordinance mandating the spaying or neutering of “pit bulls and Staffordshire bull terriers” living within the Warwick city limits.

House Bill 7630 was proposed by Representatives Bennett, Shekarchi, McNamara, Ferri, and Hull, and has been assigned to the Municipal Government Committee.

In July 2013, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into law a bill that prohibits the passage of any law that regulates specific breeds of dogs. That state law sets forth the following:

No city or town may enact any rule, regulation or ordinance specific to any breed of dog, cat or other animal in the exercise of its power to further control and regulate dogs, cats or other animals as authorized by this chapter.

Warwick was one of a handful of cities that had in…

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