"Dangerous Dog" ordinance tabled in Bloomington

By Chad Weber

"Dangerous Dog" ordinance tabled in Bloomington

May 13, 2013 Updated Nov 14, 2013 at 12:31 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Monday night, Bloomington City Council tabled a vote on a new ordinance that would require more serious consequences for owners of "dangerous dogs."

The "dangerous dog" ordinance would require that owners of dogs with a history of violent behavior, have liability insurance.

It would also require tags be put on those dogs.

"An owner, if they want to have or keep a dog that has a track record so to speak," said alderman of Ward 4 Judy Sterns, "they would have to jump through more hoops and be more responsible and carry the insurance and identify their dog."

The vote is scheduled in two weeks to allow the council to partner with local animal welfare organizations and the humane society.

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