Fort Riley Says Civilians Can't Bring Pit Bulls to Fort

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) _ Fort Riley has changed its policy
regarding pit bull dogs or any cross of the breed.
The fort says civilians are no longer allowed to bring the dogs
to Rex's Bark Park or any event on post. Soldiers and families that
own a pit bull that was registered with Fort Riley's veterinary
clinic before Wednesday will be allowed to keep their dogs.
Garrison Commander Col. Richard Piscal says the policy was
enacted because the safety of everyone on the installation is the
primary concern.
Violation of the policy is subject to the Uniform Code of
Military Justice or federal prosecution. In addition, violators
could be barred from family housing areas.

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