Vicious dogs: Three strikes and you’re out?
By Tammy R. Lawson, TIMES-REPUBLICAN
August 18, 2009
[…] Immediately categorized as vicious, an owner would face a first-offense fine of $25.
The second offense would impose a $100 fine with mandatory spaying or neutering of the dog at the owner’s expense. The animal will also have to be micro-chipped and its owner would have to acquire necessary insurance.
A third offense would subsequently result in forfeiture of the animal – without return – to the ARL and after a yet-to-be-determined grace period, the dog would be euthanized.[…]
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Advocates: Dog laws shouldn’t be breed-specific
August 14, 2009 02:38 AM
By Gema Maria Duarte
The Doylestown Intelligencer
[…] That attack and two others since then have borough and state officials trying to adjust the state’s dog law to allow municipalities to create their own dog ordinances. While that proposed legislation sits in Harrisburg, the borough will enforce the state’s current dog law, officials said.
State law allows attacking dogs to be returned to their owners with a warning to keep the pets under control. Pennsylvania has a three-strike policy, which allows the pet’s return after two incidents unless a dog kills or grievously injures a person. A third incident and the dog is euthanized.[…]
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