‘Dangerous dog’ ordinance passed in Pembroke Pines

An ordinance in Pembroke Pines aimed at constraining the behavior of dogs who brutally assault other dogs and humans passed unanimously late Wednesday, in response to two dog attacks that occurred in the city last December.

The nuanced regulations would require a dog owner to pay a fine and up to $750 in “dangerous dog” registration fees if a dog was determined to be “dangerous” by an independent veterinarian. The new ordinance also requires the dog to wear a muzzle and restricts running at large in public spaces.

Owners of a “dangerous dog’’ are also required to submit a copy of an insurance policy in the amount of no less than $300,000.

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