1905: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Ordinance, Lumberton, NC

1905 Lumberton Town Ordinances
Robeson County History Museum
The Robesonian

1905 Lumberton Town Ordinances

Certain types of dogs, such as bulldogs and bull terriers, were singled out for harsh enforcement.

“It shall be unlawful for any bull-dog … to be allowed loose on the streets and highways of the town of Lumberton and any owner so allowing shall, upon conviction, be fined $25.00,” reads the section on bulldogs, “and any policeman or constable of the town of Lumberton finding such dog… is hereby empowered and instructed to kill such dog.”  – The Robesonian

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