After boy's death, Baker City committee proposes vicious dog regulation

After boy's death, Baker City committee proposes vicious dog regulation

After boy's death, Baker City committee proposes vicious dog regulation

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by KTVB.COM

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Posted on November 11, 2013 at 10:21 AM

BAKER CITY, Ore. -- A committee, formed in the wake of a deadly pit bull attack on a child, has drafted proposals for regulating dangerous and vicious dogs.

The Baker City Herald reports the proposals committee was formed after the death of 5-year-old Jordan Ryan on September 27th.

A grand jury has declined to indict the owner of the pit bull that killed him, finding there was not enough evidence to support criminal charges.

The draft gives the city council a choice about how to go about declaring dogs dangerous.

One approach would focus on declaring dangerous known pit bull breeds. Another would allow a hearing officer or court to hear and weigh evidence before declaring a dog dangerous, no matter its breed.

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