A ballot measure that would have banned pit bulls in the city of Springfield was defeated at the polls Tuesday. Sixty-eight percent of voters said no to the measure, which would have established a future ban on the possession of new pit bulls and prohibit acceptance of new pit bull registrations.
Following the vote, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure issued a statement thanking voters for taking part in the election. He pointed to the initiative petition process as an avenue for turning beliefs into action and said “the democratic process has worked as designed.”
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reminds the community htat a pit bull registration ordinance remains in effect. It contains certain pit bull ownership requirements, such as registration, microchips, spay or neuter and rabies vaccine