City council approves pit bull ordinance in Bloomer

The city had previously banned pit bulls.

BLOOMER, Wis. (WEAU) -- A set of new restrictions for pit bulls in one community has been approved by the city council.

On Wednesday night, the Bloomer City Council approved a proposal to let people there own pit bulls, but they'll have to follow several restrictions. Those people would have to have a document saying the dog's temperament is good from a veterinarian. They'd have to have a $50,000 insurance policy. The dog owner would also have to register his or her pit bull with the police department, which would have a photo on file. The dogs would also have to be leashed and muzzled when they're not on their owners' property.

Bloomer Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer says this ordinance lets people have pit bulls, and also keeps people in the community safe.

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