Friday, July 8, 2011

SW Kan.'s Seward County puts conditions on ownership of pit bulls; dogs must be microchipped

From The Republic

A southwestern Kansas county has lifted a longstanding ban on pit bulls, but owners will have to check in with the sheriff's department.
Seward County commissioners this week approved a pair of resolutions, one addressing pit bulls and the other a general category of vicious dogs.
The commission had voted earlier this year to repeal a ban on pit bulls adopted in the early 1990s. The panel considered several modifications this week, including reinstatement of the ban. But some members said outlawing the dogs merely drives owners to keep them out of sight, possibly denying them veterinary care.
The High Plains Daily Leader reports the new rules require owners to register their pit bulls, get them implanted with microchips and put their photos on file with the sheriff's department.

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