PEORIA, Ill. -- The City of Peoria announced Thursday that they are hosting two public forums on proposed changes to Peoria's dog ownership regulations.
A release from the City says that based on recent of dog attacks, a task force has worked on possible revisions to the City’s animal control ordinance.
Under consideration is the creation of a "reckless dog owner" designation. An individual can be labeled a reckless dog owner if he or she violates the animal control ordinance three or more times within a 36-month period.
Another possible change is a mandate that all dogs should be confined to private property by means of a fence, underground fence signage, or tether under owner’s supervision.
In addition, a dog would only be allowed to be tethered outside while it is in visual range of the owner.
The first meeting will be held October 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lakeview Room of the Lakeview Public Library. The second meeting will be held on October 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the community room at Neighborhood House.