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Wisconsin city revises pit bull ban

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BLOOMER, Wis. (WKOW) -- The city of Bloomer has become the latest Wisconsin municipality to revise its ban on pit bulls.

The City Council voted Wednesday night to allow pit bulls to be pets in the community, but with a number of restrictions.

Pit bull owners must have a document from a veterinarian saying the dog has a good temperament, and the dog must be registered with the police department with a photo on file. Also, WQOW-TV reports pit bulls must be leashed and muzzled when off the owner's property, and the dog owners need to have a $50,000 insurance policy.

Bloomer Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer says the new ordinance allows owners to have their pit bulls, yet still protects citizens.

The Village of Waunakee recently revised its dangerous animal ordinance, take out long-standing language that singles out pit bulls. And earlier this year, Watertown changed language in a proposed animal ordinance so it no longer singled out the breed.  

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