City of LC amends definition of vicious/dangerous dogs ordinance - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

City of LC amends definition of vicious/dangerous dogs ordinance

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The residents living near North Booker Street are one step closer to resolving an ongoing problem with large dogs.

The Lake Charles City Council amended its definition of vicious dog in Section 4-32 of the code of ordinances as well as any other provisions necessary to address the issues related to vicious and/or dangerous dogs.
  
City Attorney Billy Loftin said the amendment to the ordinance reads, "Any animal demonstrating a bad temper and which has demonstrated any overt ways of propensity to bite or attack humans or other animals without provocation either on or off the premises of its owners."

According to Loftin, this will give Calcasieu Animal Control "more teeth" to pick up the dogs.

This comes after residents claim the dogs have terrorized their neighborhood and killed several pets after getting out of their gated yard.

Residents are also set to take the matter before a judge Thursday, August 7th.

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