BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - Pit bull owners in the city of Brandon have two months to obtain permits that require a special pen for the dogs and liability insurance.
Meanwhile, Flowood residents who own pit bulls have one month to obtain the permits.
Both cities' leaders unanimously adopted regulations on pit bulls and similar dogs last week.
In order to obtain a permit, owners must have at least a 100-square-foot pen with a concrete floor and enclosed with at least a six-foot chain-link fence.
Additionally, the pen must have a roof. For Brandon residents, the pen has to be inside a fenced backyard.
Owners also must have a liability insurance policy of at least $100,000.
Those in violation can be fined up to $1,000 and jailed for up to three months.
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