Miami-Dade County Commissioners are set to vote Tuesday on a proposal that would create an online registry of dangerous dogs.
If county commissioners approve the ordinance, owners would be forced to post photos and details of their bad dogs for all to see.
The county already has a dangerous-dog ordinance on the books, Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz said. He is the prime sponsor of the new measure, which would beef up the ordinance by expanding the type of acts considered cruel to animals, creating new regulations for aggressive dogs, and placing new restrictions on irresponsible owners.
Diaz said of civil penalties: “It’s going to go up from $500 to $1,000 and if it happens again it could go to $2,000, and then things could get a lot more serious after that.”
Another bill on Tuesday’s agenda, which Heyman proposed, would require owners of “dangerous” dogs to carry $50,000 worth of insurance, and it would allow police to confiscate dogs, which Animal Services currently does...
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