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Proposed Ordinance in Michigan Would Send Owners to Jail for Dog Bites

Newly proposed ordinance would send Flint, Michigan dog owners to jail if their pets bite someone.
(WEYI) City council members in Flint, Michigan are weighing a new vicious dog ordinance that would hold dog owners responsible for their pet's actions.

If passed, dog owners could face 90 days behind bars and a $500 fine if their dog attacks a person or another animal.

"I think it's a fairly large problem," says Richard Angelo, an attorney who helped draft the ordinance. "This is more of a responsibility type ordinance to make sure people take care of and keep their animals under control."

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