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Aberdeen considering ban on new pit bulls

ABERDEEN (AP) -- City officials in Aberdeen are considering a ban on new pit bulls.

A proposed ordinance would allow pit bulls that already live in the city to stay but would ban residents from bringing in new animals. Existing pit bulls would have to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. The licensing process would involve implanting a microchip in the dog for identification purposes.

The media reports that any pit bulls that didn't meet the requirements would be seized and either euthanized or placed with an animal rescue facility outside of the state.

The City Council last spring weighed a pit bull ban but the proposal died when a vote ended in a 4-4 tie.