RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors today is slated to authorize the Riverside County Department of Animal Services to initiate revisions to an ordinance specifying how dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs should be handled, improving methods of monitoring owners of the canines for public safety.
Agency Director Julie Bank said in documents posted to the board's agenda that Ordinance No. 771 has not been updated in four years, and it's overdue for modifications to enhance the means of controlling animals that are a threat or likely threat to the community.
"The Department of Animal Services desires to ... increase the efficiency of the process to deem a dog potentially dangerous or dangerous,'' Bank wrote. "The department would like to strengthen the ability to monitor pote