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City Council Says No To Vicious Dog Ordinance


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The Lansing City Council has decided not to create a new ordinance for vicious dogs that would have crack down on certain breeds.

Committee Chair Jody Washington said there's no need to reinvent the wheel. She said the county ordinance combined with the leash law provide plenty of coverage.  

She said the missing piece is a lack of coordination between the Ingham County Animal Control, Lansing Police and some district judges.

No representative for LPD was at the meeting Tuesday.


Mayor Virg Bernero originally expressed concerns about pit bulls and says they cause 90% of the problems with his police officers. But Washington says the committee's work and the community responses lead her to believe a breed-specific plan is the wrong move.

The committee will meet again in two weeks to talk with LPD and other city groups on better ways to share information and educate people on the rules in place.

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