Nanny State

Bad Dog


Joanna Armand says her dog Zeus has never bitten anyone and no one has ever filed a complaint about the dog. Her daughter O'Hara Owens, who has severe neck problems and must use a wheelchair, says Zeus is the first to notice if she is in pain and comfort her. But Zeus is a pitbull, and the city council in their hometown of Moreauville, Louisiana, voted to ban pitbulls and rottweilers. The family must get rid of Zeus by Dec. 1 or the police will seize the dog, "dispose" of it and fine them. Alderman Penn Lemoine said the council banned the breeds because of complaints from residents. He says there may have been some attacks from these dogs but they haven't been documented.