Mississippi County Discusses Dog Ordinance

July 25, 2014

Lincoln County supervisors are looking at proposed ordinance that does not target any dog breeds but sets out a hearing process to determine if an animal is dangerous.

The Daily Leader reports board of supervisors’ attorney Bob Allen says if a dog is declared dangerous, it must be put in a pen so it can’t get out. When out of the pen, the dog must be muzzled.

Owners of a dog declared dangerous to have a $100,000 liability insurance policy. Allen says the amount can be adjusted based on the circumstances of the case.

A second incident with the same dog would require a second hearing to decide what to do with the dog.

Allen says he will now see if veterinarians and others will support the ordinance.

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