Dog law has teeth

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 05/07 2014 09:57AM

Updated 05/07 2014 10:27AM

A newly proposed ordinance would send dog owners in one Michigan town to jail if their pets bite someone.  William Smith-Randolph reports.

City council members in Flint, Michigan are weighing a new vicious dog ordinance that would hold dog owners responsible for their pet's actions.

If passed, dog owners could face 90 days behind bars and a $500 fine if their dog attacks a person or another animal.

"I think it's a fairly large problem," says Richard Angelo, an attorney who helped draft the ordinance. "This is more of a responsibility type ordinance to make sure people take care of and keep their animals under control."

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