Sun., November 25, 2012 10:00am (EST)

Dangerous Dog Owners May Face Tougher Laws
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
Officials say a dog that attacks for no apparent reason should be classified as dangerous. The Chatham County state delegation will present a proposal in Atlanta next month in hopes of seeing similar laws enacted statewide.  (Photo courtesy Roberta Cortese via flickr)
Officials say a dog that attacks for no apparent reason should be classified as dangerous. The Chatham County state delegation will present a proposal in Atlanta next month in hopes of seeing similar laws enacted statewide. (Photo courtesy Roberta Cortese via flickr)
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.