Walla Walla city leaders examining dog ordinance after attack
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Leaders in Walla Walla are discussing the city's dog ordinance after a jogger was attacked by a Pit Bull last week.
The attack happened on a residential part of Main Street near Whitman College. The jogger wasn't seriously injured, but the incident prompted a few people to speak at Wednesday night's city council meeting.
One of the speakers had been harassed by the same dog that bit the jogger, while the other said she doesn't want any new ordinances that would target specific breeds.
"So it's really I think a good time for a community conversation about how we all feel about dogs and what responsible owners do and those sorts of questions," said Mayor Barbara Clark.
Council members asked city staff to examine the current dog ordinance and come back with any recommended changes.
The public would have the opportunity to comment on any proposals at a work shop meeting before the council votes on any recommendations.