The Summer of the Pit Bull continues in San Francisco:
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom endorsed a series of measures Monday he hopes will reduce the likelihood of attacks by aggressive and dangerous dogs in the city, including spaying and neutering regulations, a ban on backyard breeding, and imposing fines on irresponsible canine owners.
The city can enact some new policies right away; others that regulate specific breeds, however, would require a change in state law first.
The primary target of the city’s crackdown will be pit bulls and pit bull mixes, which are responsible for at least half the vicious dog cases handled by city authorities. City officials don’t want to ban pit bulls but are seeking to regulate them.