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City in Iowa may change ordinance to allow pit bulls

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Officials of a city in western Iowa are considering changing an ordinance on vicious animals to allow pit bulls within city limits.

The Sioux City Journal reports that Sergeant Bluff's city code currently prohibits residents from housing pit bulls in the city.

The breed is banned in many cities because it's believed to be predisposed to vicious behavior.

Mayor Jon Winkel says he'd support the change if there are proper steps in place to keep residents safe.

The City Council is also considering requiring all dogs to undergo registration and microchipping.

The potential ordinance changes will be reviewed by staff and committee members over the next few weeks.

The changes are expected to be discussed again at the council's next meeting on Nov. 28.

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