Time to celebrate!
In what will hopefully be an end to the saga of the pit bull ordinance, last night the City Council passed a dog/cat/ferret ordinance that will bring Worcester in compliance with a new state law. That means no breed-specific legislation, and targeting problem dog owners rather than dogs that have done nothing wrong .
Councilor Eddy, the original proponent of the pit bull ordinance, decided to walk out of the room rather than vote either on his conscience (which would be a No) or to bring the city ordinances in line with state law (which would be a Yes).
While some might look at that as a cowardly act, I prefer to look at it as an homage to his former colleague Joff Smith.
Congratulations to the dog owners who made this happen!