Lincoln Looks To Toughen Dangerous-Dog Law

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Lincoln officials are considering changes to a city ordinance to put more teeth into the consequences for owners whose dogs bite.

Officials are not targeting particular breeds of dogs, such as pit bulls. They are, instead, looking to crack down on careless dog owners.

Bruce Dart with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department says his department is considering a number of proposed changes, including citing owners if their dogs run loose and aggressively approach people.

Animals would be impounded if they or their owners violate the ordinance three times within 24 months.

Other proposals would cite owners the first time their dogs bite and increase fines for letting their dogs run loose, menacing or biting.

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