Potential pet threat met by supervisors
March 7, 2012
San Luis Obispo County’s animal kingdom better watch its collective manners, because supervisors Tuesday took aim at creatures displaying “menacing and threatening” behavior.
Offenders soon may be taken into custody.
Animals Services Director Eric Anderson told supervisors that current ordinance makes it difficult for officials to deal with animals posing “a potential risk,” but which have not yet actually attacked a person or other animals.
Fines will be increased for owners who fail after being warned to corral aggressive animals, and a second offense by an animal will result in its confinement. Property owners, not just pet owners, will now share liability.
Supervisors will hear revisions of the proposed ordinance April 10.