A long story on omaha.com today takes a look at Omaha’s “dangerous” dogs five years after strict laws were passed, following a 2008 attack on a woman and her daughter by a neighbor’s Pit Bull. The tough ordinance put in place:
- Restrictions on pit bulls;
- Restrictions on leaving dogs tied up and alone in a yard for more than 15 minutes;
- Sanctions for reckless owners;
- Rehabilitation steps for potentially dangerous dogs;
- The creation of a breed ambassador program where dogs earn a special vest to wear by passing control tests.
Dogs such as Dallas, above, can work their way off the “dangerous dogs” list.