Rockville Centre Lifts Ban After Residents ComplainROCKVILLE CENTER, N.Y. (CBS)The controversial Rockville Centre ordinance banning two breeds of dogs has been suspended – at least for now.
Hundreds of people turned out at Rockville Centre Village Hall Tuesday night, urging local leaders to repeal the ban on pit bills and Rottweilers.
The ban went into effect three weeks ago.
Newsday reports the village board, facing intense opposition and questions about legality, voted unanimously in favor of the suspension.
The Mayor says the ban was a result of neighborhood complaints. "The reason we passed this law was to protect the safety of our residents, many of whom have felt threatened by animals of these breeds and asked us to do something about them," Rockville Center Mayor Mary Brossart said.
Rockville Centre's mayor says a public hearing on the pet ban ordinance will be held July 20th.