Aug 6, 2010
Two Contra Costa County supervisors are working on an ordinance that would require owners of pit bulls to spay or neuter their pets.
The effort follows the July death of 2-year-old Jacob Bisbee, who was killed by three of his stepfather's pit bulls in the garage of the family's Concord home.
Supervisors John Gioia, of Richmond, and Mary Piepho, of Discovery Bay, want to model the ordinance after a 2006 San Francisco law that followed the death of a 12-year-old child.
The measure will be aimed at reducing the number of unwanted, unclaimed or neglected pit bulls, Gioia said. Dogs that are spayed or neutered also tend to be less aggressive, he said.
"If you walk into a local shelter, the most prevalent breed is a pit bull or pit bull mix," Gioia said. "(Controlling overbreeding) is a humane thing to do since unclaimed animals are eventually euthanized."
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