Could a Pit Bull ban be on Sonoma's horizon?
Sanders told atendees that she was determined the prevent a similar attack within Sonoma city-limits, and directed staff to research regulations for viscious animals.
"I would be remiss if I didn't try to use my position as a city councilwoman to make that change happen here," she said.
In an interview with the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Sanders said she supports banning pit bulls within city limits.
“I think pit bulls are a great start,” she told the paper.
Legeslation has made the rounds this summer following a series of high-profile attacks.
It was a different scene in 2005, when Denver reinstated its pit bull ban. One of the strongest anti-pit bull bills, the Denver law barrs any dog of the pit bull family (American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers), and any dog that looks a pit bull.
Owners shipped their pits bulls out of town, or put them 'in hiding,' to avoid a round-up which euthanized hundreds of family pets.
After a series of pit-bull attacks in Northern California, a 2005 state law gave California communities the right to mandate breed-specific spaying and neutering, according to the Press Democrat.
Sonoma County also requires owners of "vicious" dogs to hold $500,000 of liability insurance for their pet.
Others think the breed is getting a bad rap from a few tragic incidents.
Check out this recent , which gives high marks to well trained, compassionate pit bulls.