Police Seize 17 Pit Bulls in Louisiana Town

April 26, 2012

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.

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  • May 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    PropGal says:
    Hmmm....I agree with you. I do realize that Pits are very strong and many will hang on if they do bite, because they were bred to do just that. It's been my experience that P... read more
  • May 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    hmmmmmmm says:
    Prop -- this is not an arguement you can win. I have no doubt that you have seen evidence of wonderful traits in your Pitt mix. I kept a Pit for 8 months while a friend was ... read more
  • May 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    PropGal: No more comments need to be made. The facts have been posted and you can count your blessings that your "pack" have not hurt your family and others.
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