Residents appeal notice to remove pit bull from City

Whitney Ragsdale and Cody Hinz showed up at City Hall Thursday to appeal a notice to remove their dog from the City of Clarksville.

The Clarksville homeowners were served a seven-day notice Sunday (Jan. 5) by law enforcement to rid of their dog from City premises per ordinance (56.02), due to its pit bull breed mix.

Hinz held up a poster board of a pure bred pit bull in comparison to their dog that is mixed with the pit bull breed.

 “I got her as a puppy, and you can see she doesn’t look anything like that [pure bred pit bull],” Ragsdale said. “She more resembles a Vizsla/pointer…She has more hunting dog in her, and no past history of being aggressive at all.”

She also uses the dog therapeutically to deal with depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

Read full story in the Jan. 16 Star.