Judge rules against Johnson County’s last pit bull ban, allowing Leawood family to reunite with dog

Leawood resident Kristi Bond had to move her dog Lucy, above with Bond's daughter Esmae, 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 Bond's lawyers argued can be a vague designation. Image via Bond's GoFundMe page.

Leawood’s ordinance banning pit bulls, which is believed to be the last in Johnson County, has been ruled unconstitutionally vague by a judge.

Johnson County District Judge Thomas Sutherland has decided in favor of Leawood resident Kristi Bond’s appeal to bring her dog, Lucy, back to the family home.