Police in Washington, La., have started to enforce the town’s pit bull ordinance that includes a requirement that the dog owners must purchase liability insurance.
The Daily World reports 17 pit bulls were turned over to the St. Landry Parish Animal Control after they were seized by Washington police on April 23.
Chief Ronelle Broussard said the dogs’ owners all were in violation of an ordinance regulating pit bulls.
The ordinance requires, among other things, that owners of pit bulls have a 6- by 6-foot enclosed area with a covered top and a $100,000 insurance policy.
Broussard said the pit bull owners now have five days to comply with the ordinance or their dog will be euthanized.