While a much anticipated province wide ban on Pit Bull type dogs may be months away the City of Cote Saint-Luc is taking immediate steps to require Pit Bulls on its territory to be muzzled in public.

CSL has had a dangerous dog bylaw for several years. In light of the recent tragic and fatal mauling by a Pit Bull in Laval and substantial national media attention on attacks elsewhere and on the severity of such attacks by dogs in this class the City decided to reassure its residents by requiring the immediate muzzling until the province pronounces on this issue.

Several cities have moved to ban the breed outright in recent days.

While there are few dogs of this genre in CSL this action should reassure residents who are deeply concerned for their own safety as well as for their family members.

Owners of Pit Bulls in CSL will receive a notice in the coming days.

Pit Bull is the common name for a type of dog. Formal breeds often considered in North America to be of the Pit Bull type include the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bully, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.