Archive for Friday, September 28, 1990

DESOTO SINKS TEETH INTO ANIMAL CONTROL

September 28, 1990

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— The DeSoto City Council on Thursday night adopted an ordinance regarding dangerous animals, city clerk JoAnn Dinger said this morning.

"We already have a pit bull ordinance and a leash law, but we've had some problems with the same animal biting people and the council decided to add a section," she said.

The new ordinance says any cat, dog or other animal that bites a person or another animal two times will be deemed dangerous. Dangerous animals will be impounded to the DeSoto Animal Shelter and tested for rabies.

The ordinance doesn't specify a length of time for the animal to stay at the shelter.

"It probably will be left up to the owner's discretion," Dinger said, adding that each case most likely will be handled separately.

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