State Supreme Court Strikes Down Pure Bred Dog Ban In Midwest City

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 7:04 pm
By: News 9

MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- A three year battle over dogs ends in Midwest City after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled the city cannot ban certain breeds of dogs from being registered in the city.

Midwest City resident Jerry Stuckey has been fighting the ban for years at a cost of $30,000.

"In this ordinance, if it's a mixed breed it doesn't qualify to be under this ordinance. So a mixed pit bull and a mix chow...They're free. You can have them in Midwest City," said Jerry Stuckey.

Stuckey was able to obtain an injunction and did not have to relinquish his dogs while the case was ongoing. Midwest City will have to vacate the ordnance.

Midwest City's attorney said the court's ruling limits the control a community has over itself.