- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Albuquerque City Council is set to consider a proposal that would allow the city to immediately seize dogs that attack and kill without provocation.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1ZABLWJ ) that the council will consider the proposal next month in response to two fatal attacks last year on small dogs that were on leashes being walked by their owners.

Currently, it’s rare for the city to seize such dogs and current law leaves it up to animal control officers’ discretion over whether to take custody of the offending animal.

The proposed ordinance would have the city take dogs into custody after an attack the killed or seriously injured a pet or person. The owner could contest the seizure in an administrative hearing.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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