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Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 6:00am

Dangerous Dog Owners May Face Tougher Laws

Savannah officials are pushing state lawmakers to toughen laws concerning dangerous dogs.

City leaders are considering broadening the definition of dangerous dogs.

They say a dog that attacks for no apparent reason should be classified as dangerous.

Officials also look to require owners of dangerous dogs to outfit their pet with a muzzle.

In addition, officials plan to impose fines on dog owners who fail to have their pet vaccinated.

The Chatham County state delegation will present a proposal in Atlanta next month in hopes of seeing similar laws enacted statewide.