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Toronto might crack down on dangerous dogs

Toronto pet owners might need to keep their furry friends on a tighter leash. That's because the city's licensing and standards committee is considering changes to Toronto's Municipal Code in order to "promote responsible dog ownership, better prevent dog bites and mitigate risks associated with dangerous dogs," according to a report that'll be discussed at city hall next week.

The city is now looking to make changes to the Toronto Municipal Code in order to put forward a new by-law regarding dangerous dogs - dogs, as Metro writes, that have viciously attacked a person or other animal, dogs that have attacked or bitten more than once, or dogs that are already required to wear a muzzle.

So what happens when a dog's deemed dangerous dogs? Along with having a muzzle, these dogs would be prohibited from off-leash dog parks and would need to wear a special dog tag identifying their dangerous status. Pet owners would also have to post a warning sign on their property.

The licensing and standards committee will debate this item on September 21.

What do you think of these proposed changes? Let us know in the comments.

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