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Pit bull flyer

Pit bull flyer



Jennings residents who own pit bulls (Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American

Staffordshire, American Pit Bull, or any dog that has the appearance and the

characteristics of being predominantly of one of the above breeds) are subject to the following restrictions:


1.  The dog must be kept indoors, or in a fenced yard with a six foot high

fence, or in a locked pen.  The pen must be at least six feet wide, twelve feet

long and six feet high. It must be capped if there is a dog house inside

or if the dog can climb the fence, and must have secure sides.  It must provide proper protection from the elements for the dog, be suitable to prevent the entry of young children, and be designed to prevent the animal from escaping.  It should include a walking surface made of impervious material easily cleaned and sanitized.   A sign must also be posted in a prominent place on your premises, and on the fence or pen, warning others that there is a vicious dog on the premises.


2.  Any time the dog is off the premises of the owner, the dog must be securely leashed and muzzled.  The muzzle must be made in a manner that will not cause injury to the dog or interfere with its vision or respiration but shall prevent it from biting any human or animal.


3.  Any time the dog is off the premises of the owner, the dog must also be under the control of a responsible person at least 18 years old who is familiar with the dog and has the size and experience to be able to keep the dog under complete control at all times. 


4.  You must also provide the City Clerk’s office in City Hall with proof of public liability insurance in the amount of at least $100,000, insuring the owner for any personal injuries inflicted by his or her vicious dog.


If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 388-1164.






(ordinances 1766, 2086)