Pit Bull controversy: Loving companion or too dangerous to own?

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It is a controversial issue that has one local woman going all the way to Columbus to be heard.

We are talking about pit bulls.

Tequila Williams lost her 71-year-old grandmother, Annie Williams last summer when a pit bull attacked her in Shaker Heights. Williams fought unsuccessfully to have the breed banned in the community and now she is taking her fight to the state capital.

Annie Williams- 71- year-old woman who was mauled to death by pit bulls in Shaker Heights in 2015

Annie Williams- 71- year-old woman who was mauled to death by pit bulls in Shaker Heights in 2015

Senate Bill 151, better known as the Klonda Richey Act, would impose stiffer penalties on owners of dangerous dogs.

On the other side of the controversy- you have passionate pit bull owners, who are fighting to remove the vicious dog label they feel is wrongly given to all pit bulls. Amelia Howard, an early childhood teacher, is an advocate for pit bulls.

Her own dog, Alabama, is a registered therapy dog, who visits her classroom and other locations where people are in need of a gentle hello and to also school others on a new perspective when it comes to Pit Bulls.

Pit bull therapy dog-Alabama

Pit bull therapy dog-Alabama

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