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CA: Hercules to consider crackdown on dog attacks

Discussion in 'Dog Ordinances & Laws' started by Vicki, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Hercules to consider crackdown on dog attacks

    BAY AREA NEWS GROUP
    Posted: 09/14/2009 03:52:09 PM PDT

    Two recent pit bull attacks in Hercules are prompting calls for better compliance with dog-restraint rules, greater public vigilance of loose dogs, and possible new city laws that would govern pit bulls and other breeds perceived to be aggressive.

    [Details about two attacks elided.]

    The Hercules City Council’s Public Safety Subcommittee will discuss the attacks and how to prevent similar ones in the future at its Sept. 23 meeting at 3 p.m. in the council chamber at City Hall, 111 Civic Drive.

    The Hercules Municipal Code incorporates the county’s animal ordinance, which holds, generally, that a dog should be properly restrained at all times. Practically speaking, that means that if a dog is in a position to harm a person or another animal, its owner is in violation of the county ordinance, an Animal Services official said. Information about the county’s Animal Ordinance is available at Contra Costa County, CA Official Website NID=1432.

    Hercules Police ask anyone who sees a loose dog to call county Animal Services at 925-335-8300 or Hercules police dispatch at 510-724-1111.

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    Nothing has been specifically proposed in Hercules yet. Municipalities in California may only pass breed-specific laws that require mandatory spay/neuter for certain breeds.

    Public meeting to discuss animal control laws: Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. in the council chamber at City Hall, 111 Civic Drive.
     

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