The Van, Texas City Council is holding a hearing on banning "pit bulls" and Rottweilers on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:00 PM.
On Halloween, a dog chained in a front yard badly injured a toddler. The victim's grandfather is pursuing the ban, although banning dog breeds is illegal under Texas law. An ordinance will not be up for a vote at this meeting.
Local news reports and calls to elected officials and local reporters have turned up no sign of an investigation into criminal charges against the dog's owners or the people who left the child unattended.
North Texas rescue group Griffeys House, which has several bully breed dogs available for adoption, is organizing a demonstration at the meeting.
Van, population 2600, is 70 miles East of Dallas.