Several news media channels covered the following information, which is being touted as “proof” of the “success” of Omaha’s new dangerous dog laws, which include restrictions on “pit bulls.”
This “success” is apparently being measured not by any change in the number of dog bites occurring, but by the number of citations being written for things like lack of liability insurance or muzzle.
NHS Releases Numbers On Dangerous Dog Crackdown
Dozens of pit bull owners cited
Posted: 3:01 PM Jul 7, 2009
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A report from the Nebraska Humane Society released Tuesday summarizes progress made on the dangerous dog crackdown in Omaha over the past six months.
From January to the end of June, 90 citations were issued to pit bull owners for not having proof of insurance. Ninety citations were also handed out to owners whose pit bulls were not muzzled, on a harness or were wearing a leash that was too long.[…]
Full article retrieved 7/8/09 from http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/50152997.html
Dog Owners Say They Feel Safer Amid Enforcement
Humane Society Cites Hundreds In 6 Months
UPDATED: 6:27 pm CDT July 7, 2009
OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Humane Society said Omaha’s dog ordinance is working better than expected after hundreds of dog owners have been ticketed for various violations in six months.[…]
Full article retrieved 7/8/09 from http://www.ketv.com/news/19984447/detail.html