5 Years After Omaha Adopted Tough Dogs Laws, the Results Are Praised


Written by: Phil Monahan

Matthew Lane’s Pit Bull mix Dallas got removed from the list after taking steps to improve his behavior.
Photo via omaha.com

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.

Click here for the full story.

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