Central Missouri town bans pit bulls

FAYETTE, Mo. | An animal control ordinance that bans getting new pit bulls and requires all dogs to be registered goes into effect this week in a central Missouri town.

The new restrictions in Fayette also limit each home to only three canines unless the owners have registered the animals before the Tuesday deadline.

The City Council unanimously approved the new rules. Other neighboring towns have similar restrictions on pit bulls.

Current pit bull owners will have to show proof of $100,000 of liability insurance, muzzle their pets when they are being walked and provide secure confinement for dogs kept outside.

Any pit bull puppies born in Fayette after Tuesday must be removed from the city after they are 8 weeks old.