The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Hartley council looks to lift pit bull ban

Breed-specific restrictions typically don't hold up in court


June 11, 2020


The Hartley City Council on June 8 expressed a willingness to amend an ordinance banning pit bulls in town.


Changes are on the way affecting which dogs can live inside Hartley city limits and which ones can't.

Megan Hoger, who is in the process of purchasing a house in Hartley, approached the council Monday about removing an ordinance banning pit bulls from city limits. Hoger and her boyfriend, Jason Vaske, own a pitbull, but they were unaware Hartley rules deemed the breed vicious when they made an offer on their future home.

"She is a very loving and gentle animal, and she's never had any behavioral problems in the past," Hoger said.

The council had no issues with lifting the ba...

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