May 03, 1988 City of Rock Falls Outlaws New Pit Bulldogs

Rock Falls - An ordinance that requires pit bulldogs to be licensed and outlaws new ones in the city was approved by a wide margin Monday.

Rock Falls Ald. Lee Folsom, chairman of the ordinance committee, said he differentiates pit bulldogs from others because of their nature.

"My feeling is we're playing with a very serious problem," Folsom said.  "A pit bulldog is more violent.  I feel we're doing something the community needs."

The national Association of Letter carriers Local 1830 was instrumental in promoting the ordinance because of concerns about pit bull attacks.  Local 1830 President Mike Spain thanked the council for passing the ordinance.

Rockford Register Star, Rockford, IL, May 3, 1988, p. 3A