Albany to regulate vicious dogs, bans exotic animals
ALBANY- Leaders in this small Livingston Parish community approved strict regulations dealing with vicious dogs.
The town council approved an ordinance requiring owners to keep bad animals behind a locked fence, display warning signs and have them muzzled if they are on a leash. It also bans exotic animals, and lists lions, tigers, elephants, bison and poisonous snakes among the specific species that are not allowed.
Mostly, though, leaders are worried about man's best friend and when they turn.
"[There are] schools right here, close by, and so we thought it was about time we do something about the dog running and getting loose around town," Councilman Gene Glascock said.
"It will be better without the vicious dogs running around town," Mayor Dillard Stewart said.
Leaders said they felt the need to do something after a councilman and a child were attacked.
The law gives police consent to kill any dangerous or vicious dog under certain circumstances.
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