Dallas City Council Makes Minor Changes On Dog Regulations

Cameron Fairchild
June 27, 2018 - 8:12 am

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The Dallas City Council has amended the city's animal control codes, as it wrestles with an ongoing problem with loose dogs.

The changes follow an attack in south Dallas a week and a half ago. 57-year-old Ronnie Bell was put on life support after being mauled by three dogs. But the amendments are only minor clarifications to city codes, and the council expects to tackle bigger changes in the fall.

Councilman Dwayne Caraway says animal control needs to move more crews to night shifts.

"What I experienced personally, in a radius of a quarter mile around my house where I live, between midnight and 4:00 a.m., dogs tend to roam more at night."

Some city council members say they are working to refine rules on seizing abused animals.