City councilman working on ordinance to restrict the ownership of certain breeds of dogs in the city
Westwego City Councilman Glenn Green says in light of the recent mauling of a 54-year-old woman by her own pit bulls, he's working with the city attorney to come up with a comprehensive ordinance that would "seriously regulate" dog ownership in Westwego.
Green says he wants to make it more difficult for people to own certain breeds of dogs in the city. He says the current dog ordinance is vague and weak.
"I think that it needs to have more teeth, it has to be more comprehensive and more specific, especially breeds specific," Green said in an interview with 99.5FM.
Green, who visited the critically injured woman at the LSU Interim Hospital, says it was heartbreaking to see her.
"You're already vision-impaired, then you lose one of your eyes and then you have to live the rest of your life with no arms. That is something I cannot even comprehend," Green said.
Green hopes to introduce the new ordinance at the next council meeting, which he says is scheduled for the 2nd Monday in April.