- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) - Winslow officials have voted at the first of two scheduled hearings to change the town’s rules on dangerous dogs after a woman was hurt and her dog was killed over the summer during an attack by two other dogs.

WGME-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2dUZZdQ ) the town voted Tuesday night to amend the ordinance to reflect state standards. A second vote is planned next month.

Police say a dog could be deemed dangerous under the law if an incident is reported and charges are filed.

Owners would have to obtain a permit, register with an animal control officer and prove they have at least $300,000 in liability insurance. They must also post warning notices.

Fines would begin at $500 for a first offense. Subsequent offenders would face fines of $750 and then $1,000.

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Information from: WGME-TV, https://www.wgme.com

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