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      Pit bull topic dominates discussion at council meeting

      The ban on pit bulls dominated Monday night's Kingsford City Council meeting.

      Last week pit bull supporters appeared with a petition containing over 150 signatures. Mary Beth Schupp, who organized the petition, says there's no reason to single out a breed. She says any dog can be vicious.

      "I've never been so outraged in my life over a pit bull that's done nothing," said Schupp.

      But another resident, Bob Goodreau, told city council members that a pit bull broke through a screen door while walking his daughter's shih-tzu and pinned it to the ground. He says an animal with that strength should remain banned.

      "Not just taking the dogs away, but physically having fines and penalties for having those animals because you just don't know," said Goodreau. "I don't wanna take a chance getting bit by one."

      Councilman Brian Smeester made a motion to temporarily suspend the ban until the committee reaches a decision, but failed to get support from other council members.