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Owning a Pit Bull Will Cost You

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WAPATO, Wash-People in Wapato will have to give up their dogs next week.  Wapato City Council decided Monday night to ban pit bull terriers and other dangerous dogs.

The city defined ‘dangerous' as a dog that has injured a person or another animal.

Owners will be receiving notices of the new ordinance.  If they do not give their dog away they will receive a $250 fine. 

People are allowed to keep their dog if it has gone through training and is certified with the American Kennel Association.

Yakima has a similar ordinance.  Pit bulls were banned years ago and owning one will cost you a felony charge.