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Pit Bull Ban Lifted In Castle Rock

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) - The ban on pit pulls in the Town of Castle Rock has been lifted after 25 years. But a provision on "dangerous dogs" will be in place.

The town council in Castle Rock reviewed all animal ordinances that have not been changed since 1993, including turning a breed ban into a policy that would examine behavior instead to determine if a dog is dangerous.

That is a two-tiered policy that breaks down like this: the first tier is for dogs that are deemed dangerous. Those dogs will either be removed from town limits or euthanized.

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The second tier is for dogs that are seen as a potential danger after inflicting a minor injury on a person or a domestic animal. Owners of second tier dogs will need to obtain a permit for their pets.

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The new ordinance goes into effect June 1.

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