County Commissioners Pepe Diaz And Sally Heyman Want To Expose Horrible Dog Owners
|Killer chihuahuas beware; Sally Heyman and Pepe Diaz want to put you on blast.|
A pair of Miami-Dade County commissioners are pushing legislation that would publicly shame assholes who don't know how to raise a dog. Jose "Pepe" Diaz and Sally Heyman want to list the names of people who have been found guilty of owning a dangerous dog (be it a chow chow or a chihuahua), along with the name and photo of their cantankerous canine on a web-site maintained by the county's Animal Services Department.
The online registry would also include case numbers for any judicial and administrative proceedings that declared the dog dangerous, as well as a brief description of the incident that led to Fido being branded evil incarnate.
In addition, dangerous dog owners will be facing a $1,000 fine for each of the following offenses:
- Animal fighting or baiting
- Dog bites human
- Dog severely injures or kills a domestic animal
- Dog chases or approaches human in a menacing fashion
- Failing to register a dangerous dog
- Failing to notify Animal Services that a dangerous dog has bitten a human or another animal.
The proposal was briefly discussed Tuesday in the County Commission's Public Safety & Healthcare Administration Committee. It was forwarded for approval to the full county commission, although no date for the public hearing has been set.
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