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Richland Pit Bull Ordinance

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RICHLAND, Wash. - If you own a Pit Bulls and you live in Richland you might need to dig into your wallet to pay the city.

Richland City Council will examine a possible new ordinance that would change the rules for people who own Pit Bulls at a meeting Tuesday night. 

There are rules about Pit Bulls in Pasco and Kennewick, but none for Richland.

Richland City Council Member Sheila Sullivan said, "I think we are coming into compliance with the other two cities.  We haven't forbidden pit bulls from being in the city, but this is a step where we can help some of the problems."

Richland resident Dennis young wrote a letter to the city stating that his neighbors Pit Bull was preventing him from renting his house.

He said, "I had good renters here for three years and they just couldn't take it anymore.  I didn't mean to spark anything, but I need some relief out here."

The proposed new rules would require Pit Bull owners to register their pet with the city for 250 dollars, insure for 250-thousand dollars and owners would need to post a sign in front of the house stating that they had a dangerous animal."