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Vets Recommend Research Before Owning Pitbulls

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Recently, two people were attacked by a pit bull, resulting in dog bites and trauma to the people who were injured.

But according to the Minot City Ordinance, it is illegal to own a pit bull dog.

If an animal control officer cites the owner, they must remove the dog within 24-hours. If the dog is not removed, the police have the right to hold the dog until a final court decision has been made.

However, even though residents are not permitted to own this animal within city limits, animal experts say it doesn't mean that all of these dogs are dangerous.

"You also have to think about what the behavior of that dog was or how it was handled when it was young, or how it was imprinted with human behavior. There were many, many pit bulls that had been adopted from abusive homes. Does that mean that every dog that was adopted from an abusive home is going to be abusive?" says Louis Pinkerton a veterinarian at Pinkerton Animal Hospital.

Pinkerton suggests doing your research. Learn the background of the breed before you bring the animal into your home and into the community.

 

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