Pit Bull ordinance passed in Dawson

Published: Jan. 13, 2012 at 6:29 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2012 at 11:01 PM EST
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Anyone who wants to own a pit bull in the city of Dawson must now follow strict safety guidelines designed to make sure the dogs don't attack.

The Dawson City Council amended the city's animal control ordinance to add the breed specifically as a potentially dangerous dog.

Owners must now keep the dogs in pens concrete or wire bottoms to keep them from digging out. The dogs must also be muzzled when let out of the cage.

Tommy Coleman, City Attorney says, "They adopted it in total they also though want us to review the entire animal control ordinance."

Pit bull owners in Dawson have 90 days to insure, Microchip, register their dogs and build those cages.