Do Georgia State Dog Laws Go Far Enough?

Posted on Jan 21, 2009
State law in Georgia defines a vicious dog as any dog that inflicts severe injury on a human without provocation, but to be declared vicious, the dog must have bitten people on at least two occasions.  Some cities don't think the state laws go far enough. They've enacted stronger local laws to deal with dangerous dogs.  In September, two American bulldogs attacked and killed an Australian Shepherd in the Indian Oaks Subdivision. The shepherd's owner shot and killed one of the bulldogs. That incident raised concerns about dog dangers in Leesburg. Since then, the City Council has put more teeth in its dogs ordinance to prevent future attacks on humans.

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