Winslow, Maine, officials have voted at the first of two scheduled hearings to change the town’s rules on dangerous dogs after a woman was hurt and her dog was killed over the summer during an attack by two other dogs.
WGME-TV reports the town voted Tuesday night to amend the ordinance to reflect state standards. A second vote is planned next month.
Police say a dog could be deemed dangerous under the law if an incident is reported and charges are filed.
Owners would have to obtain a permit, register with an animal control officer and prove they have at least $300,000 in liability insurance. They must also post warning notices.
Fines would begin at $500 for a first offense. Subsequent offenders would face fines of $750 and then $1,000.
Information from: WGME-TV
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