Lakewood Proposes End To Pit Bull Ban

January 3, 2018
For a while now, Pit Bulls have been completely banned in the city of Lakewood, however that could all change shortly. The city has voted on a bill that would remove their label as a "dangerous breed," so the dogs would again be allowed in the city, but with restrictions.
  •  Owners are required to register dogs with the city's director of public safety and pay a $50 fee.
  • Dogs must be locked inside a gate and tied to the ground.
  • Alternatively, they can be in the care and control of someone over the age of 18.
  • If dogs aren't with their owners, they must be muzzled and placed on a leash no longer than six-feet long.
  • Owners must have at least $100,000 in liability insurance for the dog.
  • These rules would apply only to owners.
  • Pit bulls, pit bull mixes, American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers, American bulldogs, canary mastiff dogs and Cane Corso.
While some see this as a great step forward, some are just as negatively vocal, claiming this is just as bad as the ban itself. https://twitter.com/clevelanddotcom/status/948399294670917632 For now it seems these will go into effect.  For more info, check it out here.
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