Insurance Evaders Cited
Omaha, NE - After a series of pit bull attacks in 2008, Omaha passed a tough dog ordinance, which has several breed-specific rules targeting pit bulls. The new ordinance requires pit bull owners to muzzle their dog when off-property and to purchase liability insurance. The ordinance has been in effect since October 15, 2008. DogsBite.org has extensive coverage of the pit bull attack upon 15-month old Charlotte Blevins, which led to the creation of this new law.
Latest results include:
- Thirty-two citations have been issued to pit bull owners for not having their dogs properly muzzled or on a harness or leash that's too long.
- 110 citations have been issued to pit bull owners for not being able to provide proof of insurance for their dogs.
- Seventy-five dogs have taken the canine good citizen test with 56 dogs passing. Breeds required to take the test include a range of "bully" breeds.
- Owners have also been cited for leaving their dog tied on a leash outside for too long (the anti-tethering aspect of the ordinance).
09/14/08: Flashback: S.F. Pit Bull Sterilization Law Has Successful Results
06/28/08: Coverage of the Omaha Pit Bull Attack - DogsBite.org
06/26/08: After Ban in 2005, Council Bluffs Sees Fall In Pit Bull Attacks
03/02/08: Ontario Pit Bull Ban Greatly Reduces Bite Count