COSA: Placing ban on pit bulls illegal in Texas

An agenda item contained in a notice of a public meeting of the City’s Animal Advisory Committee has made its way across social media raising concerns about a possible ban on pit bulls.

On Thursday’s meeting agenda, Item D refers to a discussion and possible action related to limiting pit bull breeds within the city limits. City officials say such a ban will not happen in accordance with state law.

City Public Information Officer Anthony Wilson said Tuesday that the City attorney found that state law prohibits such breed-specific bans thus negating the need for any further discussion or consideration.

According to Wilson, the Animal Services Division has no opinion on a pit bull ban and was researching the possibility by request.

The Thursday meeting scheduled for noon at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive, will go on as planned.