Ogden City Council OKs Rules for Dangerous Dogs

January 28, 2011

The Ogden, Utah, City Council has passed an ordinance requiring owners to carry $50,000 in liability insurance if their dogs are determined to be dangerous.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the law was approved 5-2, despite criticism from pet owners who say it’s too specific in the way it determines whether a dog is dangerous.

The ordinance says that categorization would be for any dog that is impounded at least twice in a 12-month period or acts aggressively without provocation in a fenced area.

Owners would have to register their dog, implant a microchip and use a special colored collar. Liability insurance for the dog would be required.

Last year, the city council considered rules that targeted pit bulls as dangerous. Those did not pass, and the new proposal is not breed-specific.

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