Russellville Considering Pit Bull Ban

April 29, 2006 - Posted at 1:10 p.m. CST

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Russellville city officials are

considering a proposed ban on pit bull terriers because the city

has gotten so many complaints about the animals.

Russellville animal control director Mike Vernon says the city

picked up 65 pit bulls last year and 25 so far this year.

He is proposing an amendment to the city's vicious dog ordinance

that would ban pit bulls from the city. Residents who already own

pit bulls could keep the dogs if they register the animals with the

city within 30 days of the passage of the ban.

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