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City gives initial OK to tougher dog ordinance - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 1, 2014

City gives initial OK to tougher dog ordinance

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  • Etheridge posted at 8:04 am on Thu, Jun 12, 2014.

    Etheridge Posts: 62

    OK fine. Let's chip and collar the owners too. It will make dangerous circumstances a lot easier to identify.

     
  • mickphalen posted at 3:33 pm on Wed, Jun 11, 2014.

    mickphalen Posts: 317

    Tifosi, a Council made up of a former aide to Jack Brooks and three "tea partiers" supported by Texas Trial Lawyers; catering to every special interest that wears the same color tee shirt to City Council meeting --- "Democratic" is a good description.

     
  • mickphalen posted at 3:27 pm on Wed, Jun 11, 2014.

    mickphalen Posts: 317

    I wonder what will happen the first time a couple of pit bulls with bright orange collars show up in the Mann Memorial Dog Park?

     
  • Tifosi posted at 1:03 pm on Wed, Jun 11, 2014.

    Tifosi Posts: 158

    Let me make sure I have this straight. The anti Big Government council is going to solve the problem by covering it with layers of unenforceable bureaucracy? How very Democratic...

     
  • gecroix posted at 12:02 pm on Wed, Jun 11, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Good idea.
    Let's also require all people who might be dangerous to carry liability insurance against harming others...
    Bad dog ordinance?
    Simple.
    Needs to be one word long.
    BANG!
    Dog bites somebody - Police change it's life status to dead.

    All that all of this other distraction does is make money for insurance companies and beaurocrats, and lawyers.

     
  • IHOG posted at 11:27 am on Wed, Jun 11, 2014.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Un Enforceable?
    Bad dogs are the product of bad owners.

    Can any dog be identified as dangerous before doing something harmful?
    People are required to have insurance if they want to drive. Why not require insurance to own an animal which could be dangerous? The insurance companies will set premiums according to the likelyhood the dog might be dangerous. Also owners should be held accountable for violations by their dog. Something like a stiff fine if the dog is loose in public. Or pooping anywhere except the owners property.

     
  • Etheridge posted at 6:29 am on Wed, Jun 11, 2014.

    Etheridge Posts: 62

    Well this is clear as mud. How in the world are they going to enforce this? We need to know exactly what a dog must do to be declared dangerous. It's a little bit late after a pit bull has chewed a child's face off. Insurance companies in Texas have no problem being breed specific in refusing homeowner's insurance coverage for breeds they deem dangerous. It sounds like we need to make changes at the state level to give cities the ability to be breed specific.