After several incidents involving dangerous animals, the City of Kosciusko is working on a new dog ordinance.
Mayor Tim Kyle says, in order to keep the community safe, the updated regulations are necessary.
The new ordinance incorporates parts of the previous ordinance along with some recent changes to regulate dogs like pit bulls which, Kyle says, are the subject of frequent complaints.
The mayor says there are a lot of streets in Kosciusko where it’s not safe to walk because of vicious dogs.
The ordinance will be considered at the next Board of Aldermen meeting.
It lays out the responsibilities of dog owners and the consequences if someone is attacked.
Violations will result in a minimum fine of $500 and up to $1,000 and/or six months in jail.
The complete ordinance can be viewed here.
Kyle discusses the ordinance during Minute with the Mayor: