Council amends ordinance for dangerous animals

Cody Hinz and Whitney Ragsdale listen to council amend the dangerous animal ordinance Monday, as Ragsdale’s request to have her part pit bull in town was approved due to a service animal exception under the American Disabilities Act. (Pat Racette Photo)

Whitney Ragsdale thanked the council members walking out of the meeting Monday night.

They had just amended an ordinance that had banned the specific breed of pit bull, and approved her request for a service animal exception in the dangerous animal ordinance.

City attorney Luke Guthrie said federal law might allow for this exception, as Ragsdale qualifies under the American Disabilities Act due to her part pit bull helping with her depression.

Read full story in the March 20 Clarksville Star.