MAMARONECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – After a pit bull named Diesel killed a neighbor’s small dog and bit off a fingertip of that dog’s owner, there were whispers that the village of Mamaroneck was going to outlaw pit bulls.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams On The Story

At a packed village board meeting, Mayor Norman Rosenblum cleared the air. He said breed-specific ordinances are against the law.

“Perhaps while we’re looking at enhancing the law, we should make it a requirement as part of the licensing process, that dogs be either neutered or spayed, also that there should be liability coverage,” Rosenblum said.

Wakin Seymour, owner of a 2-year-old pit bull named Nala, said he would have no problem getting insurance.

“You would have to take primary precautions. So you would have to do what you have to do,” Seymour told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams.

The mayor also sees this as an opportunity to promote better training.

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