Pit bull bans in Leawood, Overland Park receive scrutiny as more cities drop similar laws

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Leawood resident Kristi Bond had to move her dog Lucy, above, to another city after officials told her Lucy violated Leawood's ban on pit bulls. When the Bonds adopted Lucy, they were told she was a boxer mix, but Leawood's pit bull ban covers dogs that resemble pit bulls, which critics argue can be a vague designation. Image courtesy Kristi Bond.

The kids were at home when animal control and police arrived at Kristi Bond’s Leawood residence two years ago.

The order was direct and to the point. The family would have to remove Lucy, the Bonds’ dog especially beloved by their 10-year-old daughter, from the city.