And Your Little Dog Too: New Ordinance Gives 'Vicious' Designation To Dogs That Chase People
Under an ordinance agreed upon Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors, animal control officers have the power "to seize and destroy a dog" for chasing a person, according to KTLA.
Under a new amendment to existing dog regulations, animal control officers the right to declare a dog “vicious,” a designation that can potentially lead to the animal being euthanized. The new measure is more stringent and less tolerant of so-called dangerous dogs and re-defines what is considered an aggressive dog.
A dog would not even need to bite a person in one of the proposed amendments. As well, the "enhanced ordinance" allows dog owners five days to contest in court Animal Control's findings.
A final administrative vote on the ordinance is still required.