It was the Pit Bulls versus Etowah Mayor Jim Bull and other members of the City Council... And the outcome left some Pit Bull enthusiasts in tears as the Breed Specific Legislation was Passed 3 to 2.
Jodi Preis is a Pit Bull Advocate with 'bless the Bullies' Pit Bull Rescue in Gainsboro, TN.
"Any dog that is allowed to run at large, is not supervised, is not socialized - which is a big component of the ordinance that they're proposing, it's taking away that socialization. Dogs need socialization! You have to socialize your dog to have a good canine citizen," Preis says.
But dogs, like Mamasita, will have a lot of changes to get used to under the new ordinance - under which a four foot leash, a muzzle, and insurance are among the new requirements for what the Mayor called "owners, keepers or harborers of Pit Bulls".
Longtime owners of Pits say punish the deed, not the breed.
Sherri Cooper, Founder of Stop the Ban, Represented the voice of Etowah Pit Bull Owners.
Protestors say the Mayor and several Councilmen repeatedly refused to acknowledge data and information they attempted to provide.
Mayor Bull also refused repeatedly to comment for this story after the meeting.
But Commissioner Jim Swayne says there's a reason they pushed for this ban.
"We're all just here standing up for what we believe and what we know, which is that Pit Bulls are not vicious, they're not aggressive. It's the owners that make them that way," Cooper says.
"Since March of 2011 we've had 24 incidents, callouts, dispatches..." Swayne says.
Swayne says there are just 3 Pit Bulls registered in Etowah.
But Pit Bull Supporters say the vicious pits aren't bad dogs, they're the result of bad owners... Which the new ordinance doesn't address.