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MASON CITY, IA – A new ordinance regarding dangerous dogs was passed earlier this month.
The ordinance acts as a warning for dog owners and it outlines what city officials can do if a dog is overly aggressive.
Brain Hanft, Cerro Gordo County’s Environmental Health Services Manager said, “if a dog bites or if a dog acts in an aggressive manner in a way where it might bite, or be perceived to bite, we can deem that dog as potentially dangerous.”
The main objective is to keep the community safe and to remind dog owners to have control of their dogs at all times.
The course of action that county officials will take depends on how aggressive the dog’s actions are in public.
More information about the ordinance can be found on the Cerro Gordo County website.