County board OKs planned changes to dog ordinance

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors authorized the county Department of Animal Services to revise an ordinance, Tuesday, Feb. 2, specifying how dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs should be handled, hoping to improve methods of monitoring owners of the canines for public safety. The board, without comment, gave the go-ahead to agency director Julie Bank, who 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 who 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 said. “The department would like
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