Title

City Councilor Tom Kane is trying to change the law in Portland so dog owners wh

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

7-15-1999

Pages

9

Abstract

City Councilor Tom Kane is trying to change the law in Portland so dog owners who keep vicious animals face serious consequences before their dogs do serious harm. He wants owners of dogs that show early signs of violence, such as attacking other animals and snarling at people, to be required to keep their pets leashed and muzzled. And he wants to more than double the fine for dogs that bite people, from the current $150 for first offenders to $500. Kane also wants to double the fine for people who don't clean up after their dogs, from $50 to $100. Gary Wood, the city's attorney, is drafting the new laws and the full council might consider them as early as August.

Subjects

Dogs, Thomas V Kane

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