- New ordinance at a glance
- Cats will be required to have rabies vaccinations.
- Breeders will be limited in the number of animals they may keep in one location.
- Owners or those supervising animals are required to keep the animal under control when not in an enclosed area on its property.
- If a dog is determined to be vicious or potentially dangerous, owners must provide proof of liability insurance of at least $100,000.
- Dogs determined to be vicious or potentially dangerous must be humanely muzzled or restrained when outside its enclosure or dwelling.
- Owners of a vicious or potentially dangerous dog must immediately notify Animal Services after an attack on a human or another animal. Owners must also notify Animal Services immediately if the dog escapes, dies or is sold. This allows Animal Services to monitor dangerous dogs.
- Vicious or potentially dangerous dogs must be microchipped and sterilized, with the identifying information noted in the city’s licensing system.
- It is unlawful to own, harbor or keep a dog from another city in Lodi, if that dog has been found vicious or potentially dangerous in that city.
— Source: City of Lodi
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:32 am
Insurance, sterilization and microchips are just a few of the new requirements for potentially dangerous dogs in Lodi.
The Lodi City Council unanimously approved updates to the section of its Municipal Code regarding animals — specifically vicious or potentially dangerous dogs — at its Wednesday night meeting.
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