Broward County Pit Bulls Won't Be Banned, Sharief Now Says

Following a tense weekend that one local city commissioner described as "mass hysteria," Broward County's vice mayor amended her proposal Monday afternoon, thereby allowing all resident pit bull owners to keep their dogs.

Late last week, Barbara Sharief, vice mayor of the Broward County Commission, was set to propose a motion that, upon approval from the state Legislature, would restrict Broward County residents from "owning and keeping" pit bulls. But now, Sharief has struck the word keep from the motion -- and added the word additional -- eliminating plans to take away anyone's pit bulls.

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Terrence McCoy