11 Miss. municipalities ban pit bulls

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Twenty-nine municipalities and counties in Mississippi have some ordinance or restriction on pit bulls, including 11 that ban the breed that some consider the most dangerous.

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March has advocated for his county to join those that ban pit bulls following the March 31 fatal mauling of 3-year-old Christopher Malone.

Malone was attacked by two pit bulls. He died of his injuries on the same day. On Wednesday, an unidentified 4-year-old girl was brutally mauled at her grandfather's home in Harrisville, an unincorporated part of Simpson County.

Debra Boswell, executive director of Municipal Animal Rescue League, tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1qmDGwO) some existing animal ordinances should be enforced in areas where they are just sitting on the books.

Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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