People often think BSL is more prevalent than it actually is. Nationally less than 4% of cities have bans and less than 10% of cities have regulations. In the Metro, the only cities who have regulations on owning dogs visually identified as “pit bulls” are Des Moines proper, Altoona, and Pleasant Hill. These cities just require some additional leashing and licensing requirements. None of the other cities in the metro have any special regulations – they look at all dogs as dogs. Additionally there are no breed bans in the Metro.
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