Marine base cracks down on violators of rule that bans 'aggressive' dog breeds from military housing
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A North Carolina Marine Corps base is cracking down on violators of a rule banning pit bulls and other aggressive dog breeds from military housing.
The Daily News of Jacksonville reported Thursday that Marines who haven't been approved for a waiver by April 1 will be evicted or have their pets taken. Only about a quarter of the 200 dogs in the vicious breed category known to live in base housing have been registered.
Camp Lejeune's base commander last April issued an order banning full or mixed breeds of pit bulls, Rottweilers, wolf-dogs mixes or any breed with "dominant traits of aggression."
The ban came after a 3-year-old boy was fatally bitten in base housing in 2008 by a pit bull owned by a visiting family friend.
-- Associated Press
Photo: Rottweiler puppies play with a trainer at a Clearwater, Fla., humane society. Credit: Scott Martin / Associated Press