Beauregard Parish, Louisiana Considers Regulations for “Vicious” Dog Breeds

From the Beauregard Daily News:

“The Beauregard Parish Police Jury will discuss the possibility of implementing new vicious dog regulations in the parish at the Tuesday, February 12 regular meeting of the jury.

…During a meeting of the Police Jury Legislative Committee on Tuesday, members discussed the recent increase in complaints about such dogs received by jurors. Most complaints are said to be about the presence of “roaming dogs” in rural areas.

…Other suggestions by committee members included a policy in which all dogs classified as vicious breeds would be required to be registered with the city or parish by their owners, and requiring owners to hold liability insurance on those dogs.

New yard fencing requirements and rules for walking the dogs were also among possibilities considered during the meeting of the legislative committee.

The Police Jury as a whole will address the issue at the regular meeting on Tuesday [February 12].”

Please write the Beauregard Parish Police Jury at the following addresses and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation in any form is ineffective and unenforceable.   An enforced leash law and a non-breed-specific dog law are more than adequate to police irresponsible dog owners of any breed:

Beauregard Parish Police Jury
PO Box 310
DeRidder, LA 70634
Phone: (337) 463-7019
Fax: (337) 462-2567

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