Archive for Thursday, August 24, 2006

City issues reminder of vicious dog law

August 24, 2006

The Lansing Police Department has issued a reminder about the city's vicious dog ordinance.

The ordinance defines a vicious dog as "any dog which by virtue of its breed, training, characteristics, behavior or other factors the owner or custodian thereof knows or has reason to know has a propensity, tendency or disposition to attack unprovoked, to cause injury or to otherwise endanger the safety of human beings, domestic pets or livestock."

Owners of vicious dogs are required to maintain an insurance policy of not less than $200,000 per incident against any claim, loss, damage or injury to any human being, any property, domestic pet or livestock resulting from the dog's acts.

In addition, owners of vicious dogs must comply with leash, muzzle, signage and registration restrictions.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Lt. Anthony Waterman or Animal Control Officer Jim Magee of the Lansing Police Department.

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