Oklahoma City, Okla. - It might be a case of the squeaky wheel getting the grease.
After thousands of people signed an online petition protesting a proposed law to give cities and towns the right to ban certain breeds of dogs, the state lawmaker who sponsored the bill is dropping the idea.
The bill, SB 32, was introduced by State Senator Patrick Anderson.
Sherry Stimson of Bartlesville is the one who started the online petition which, at last check, had garnered just over 9,000 signatures.
"Mr. Anderson has said he's going to request that the bill NOT be read when it does get to committee, which will basically end up killing the bill," Stimson said.
Stimson says all breeds of dogs are guilty of biting or attacking people at one time or another, but she says for some reason, certain breeds like pit bulls have been stigmatized more than others.