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City Council Approves Stricter Laws On Fido

heidiho
January 20th, 2005, 01:31 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Albuquerque City Council passed a pet law Wednesday night that some people are calling among the strictest in the nation.

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The council approved Angel's Law, named after a boy who was seriously injured while trying to save his sister from a dog attack.

The new law has several restrictions:

Dogs are allowed to be on a chain for no more than an hour each day.
Owners must have a secure fence at the appropriate height for their pets.
Dogs must be walked on a leash,
Owners of dogs deemed "dangerous" (having injured someone) must carry $100,000 in insurance.

Pet owners not complying with Angel's Law face a $500 per day fine or 90 days in jail.

Opponents questioned how the new law would be enforced.

twodogsandacat
January 21st, 2005, 09:48 PM
This law seems to have some thought put into it. The chaining part is absolutely bang on. Chaining dogs can make them agressive. Of the dog related deaths in the US last year a number of them were chained dogs.

So in reality this law looks at one of the reasons dogs become agressive and addresses it. :thumbs up

It's a start. If only Mr. Bryant were as smart.

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Daisy's Owner
January 21st, 2005, 09:58 PM
The new law has several restrictions:

Dogs are allowed to be on a chain for no more than an hour each day.
Owners must have a secure fence at the appropriate height for their pets.
Dogs must be walked on a leash,
Owners of dogs deemed "dangerous" (having injured someone) must carry $100,000 in insurance.

Pet owners not complying with Angel's Law face a $500 per day fine or 90 days in jail.



Those are great. I love the restriction on chained dogs.

twodogsandacat
January 21st, 2005, 10:15 PM
Another bonus of the chain law is it addresses the 'yards' that are popular with the dog men (before you respond I'm not saying all people that chain dogs are dog men), dozens of dogs chained. Way to go New Mexico.

mastifflover
January 24th, 2005, 09:22 AM
A law with some real teeth, bravo NM. Well if our politicians actually thought about the law before screaming ban they might see this is the way to go. Imagine addressing the real problem.

Luvmypit
January 25th, 2005, 09:23 AM
Not to mention the appropriate fencing for dogs. For example the pit bull is known to scale fences. Why not add a law for dogs that are known as climbers they have to have a very high fence or some sort of reinforcement then there goes that wandering pit problem. The chain thing is great also.