N.D. Town Requires $300,000 of Liability on Certain Dog Breeds

May 30, 2008

Owners of pit bulls, Rottweilers and Doberman pinchers in Kenmare, N.D. won’t have to get rid of them, if they license the dogs and keep them secure.

Kenmare City Council members had considered a ban on some dog breeds they considered potentially dangerous, but decided this week to regulate them instead.

The revised ordinance grandfathers existing pit bulls, Rottweilers and Doberman pinchers if they are registered and licensed before June 1. Owners must provide proof of liability insurance in the amount of at least $300,000 and must follow requirements for securing the dogs.

Any dog alleged to be vicious due to an attack on a person or animal can be impounded until a hearing is held.

Enforcement is to begin June 15. Dog owners failing to comply can be fined between $25 and $100 a day.

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