Tightening the Leash
Animal service leaders are looking to tighten the laws for animal owners. After two brutal attacks in the last two weeks in North Central Florida, the director of Alachua County animal services says he wants to make some revisions to the animal codes. The two dogs that attacked the Gainesville woman Tuesday are being put down, but the real problem isn't the ordinances, it's the owner.
Director of animal services, David Flagler, says if they don't hear about dangerous dogs, they can't stop them. He wants to stricken the ordinances that are in place. The current ordinance states that dogs must stay on the owner's property, but he says "it's not enough to trust the dog to stay on it's property, it must be secured in such a manner that it cannot of it's own volition exit the property."
Animal services urges that people report any loose dogs even if they don't run or bite, because if they don't know about it, they can't fix it.
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