The Nebraska Humane Society is reporting the number of citations that have been issued this year under Omaha’s new dog ordinance. Among the figures released, ten citations have been issued to pit bull owners for not being able to provide proof of insurance for their pet.
During the period between January 1 & March 31, there were five reckless owner declarations issued. One of the owners appealed and the appeal was granted.
There were 15 potentially dangerous dog declarations issued during the period. There were 46 total active potentially dangerous dogs in the City.
The Nebraska Humane Society has had success with its Breed Ambassadors program. It allows owners of pit bulls and similar pets to go through extensive training. If the dog finishes the program successfully, it is no longer required to wear a muzzle. It wears a vest instead. There are currently 33 Breed Ambassadors for 2012.
Also during the January-March period, 14 citations were issued due to pit bulls not wearing a harness, muzzle, and/or using a leash that is too long.