The Wichita City Council today tweaked pit-bulldog control regulations that are scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
The major provisions of the new ordinance:
– Require pit-bull owners to sterilize their dogs.
– Require a breeder’s license if an owner wants to keep more than two pit bulls.
– Require pit bulls to be implanted with an identifying electronic microchip.
Today, the council carved out an exemption to the sterilization requirement for current pit-bull owners who show their dogs in legitimate dog shows.
Environmental Services Director Kay Johnson said the organizations that regulate dog shows require that the dogs in competition be unaltered and unsterilized.