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Hayden Town Council to hear pit bull ban request

Scott Franz

— A Routt County resident on Thursday night will ask the Hayden Town Council to consider banning pit bull terriers from the town.

Carolyn Montieth said her daughter, who lives in Hayden, was bitten last month by a neighbor's pit bull. Hayden Police Chief Gordon Booco said officers responded to the incident Oct. 8 and issued the dog's owner citations for owning two vicious animals that were running at large. Montieth's daughter did not require medical attention, and the dog's owner is scheduled to appear Nov. 7 in Hayden Municipal Court to face the complaints.

Montieth said she would like to see the Town Council adopt an ordinance that would ban all pit bulls.

"I'm scared to death of them, mainly because of the publicity they get and what they can do to people," she said Wednesday. "It's no secret pit bulls have killed."

Booco said police each year receive occasional complaints about vicious dogs in town.

"There haven't been a lot of problems with them in Hayden, but pit bulls are naturally on people's minds because of the publicity they get," he said. "We get a couple animal bite calls a year, but nothing out of the ordinary. Most of them are for a dog attacking another dog."

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The Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hayden Town Hall with a light agenda. The board is not scheduled to take action on any items.

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