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Riverside County Could Require Sterilization for all Pit Bulls, Including Mixes
In Riverside County, officials have begun work to assemble a proposed ordinance that would require pit bulls and pit bull mixes be sterilized.
The Press-Enterprise has details from a staff report created in the effort to launch the work to draft the ordinance for consideration:
“Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes significantly impact the healthy and safety of Riverside residents and their pets. The media is constantly reporting the incidents of human injury and death from attacks by this type of canine. Additionally, this breed of dog represents 20% of the dogs impounded by the department and historically has very low redemption or adoption rates. “This proposal would mandate the sterilization of all Pit Bull type dogs. Reducing the fertility of this segment of the dog population is the only effective way to mitigate these negative impacts on the County and its residents.”
The Riverside County Department of Animal Services is putting forth the proposal, which is up for discussion next week, on Tuesday April 9, at the Board of Supervisors meeting.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.