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First Draft Pit Bull Ordinance Passes In Richland

RICHLAND, Wash - A first reading of a Pit Bull Ordinance for the City of Richland passed 4 to 2 at the Richland City Council meeting Tuesday night.

It will be reviewed again, so it doesn't change anything right now.  However, if it is passed, Pit Bull owners may have to buy insurance bonds, warning signs and 5-sided kennels.

Some city council members brought up the law that is already in place, where, if a dog does something violent, then it is deemed "dangerous" and the owner has follow certain rules.  They argued that if that law were enforced, the Pit Bulls wouldn't be a problem.

However, Mayor Rob Welch said, since Kennewick and Pasco already have Dangerous Dog Ordinances, Richland is becoming a haven for Pit Bulls.