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Old May 16th, 2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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ROYAL OAK (WWJ) - Royal Oak is about to unleash new regulations on dog owners.

The new rules, which go into effect Thursday, require owners of “dangerous dogs” to carry $1 million in liability insurance, post signs, complete an obedience class with the dog, and keep the dog in a locked, fenced-in area. Owners must also comply with seven pages worth of other requirements to keep their pets in the city.

Officials say a dog is deemed dangerous if it bites or attacks a person, or causes serious injury to another domestic animal. Exceptions include dogs protecting an owner or a homeowner’s property.

City leaders say they created the ordinance after receiving 32 reports of dog bites and attacks during 2012 in Royal Oak.

Royal Oak resident John Scott said the ordinance is a good move for the city, putting the responsibility on the owners instead of the dogs.

“If you’re a dog owner, you know that dogs are protective of their territory. There’s an old saying that there’s no bad dogs, just bad owners,” he said.

Lori Wosnicki, who has a Bernese Mountain Dog, she understands the reason for the new ordinance, but still thinks that it goes too far.

“Look at this dog, who goes to schools and has kids lay all over him. I have a really hard time with [the ordinance] because how do you decide what’s dangerous,” she said.

Violation of the dog ordinance is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by a fine up to $500 and 90 days in jail.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 08:28 AM   #2
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Seems like it's a bit to far to go for 32 reports in a year.

Although from the article it seems like it only applies to dogs that have already bitten another person or animal; unless they're claiming that any breed that bites then all of them are subject to the ordnance?????
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Fuck Royal oak, that city is a shit hole filled with hipsters, liberals and yuppie douchebags
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Seems like it's a bit to far to go for 32 reports in a year.

Although from the article it seems like it only applies to dogs that have already bitten another person or animal; unless they're claiming that any breed that bites then all of them are subject to the ordnance?????
The interview I heard was more in depth. If you have a dog and it bites someone or another animal the owner will have the choice to put the dog down, or they must take out a $1,000,000 umbrella policy.

I agree with this law.
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Maybe they can start mandating gun insurance as well.
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I was in the D-rot area yesterday. I swear Detroit is Michigan's butthole.
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The interview I heard was more in depth. If you have a dog and it bites someone or another animal the owner will have the choice to put the dog down, or they must take out a $1,000,000 umbrella policy.

I agree with this law.
Yeah, I do too, I love it when the government mandates things.
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who would buy a $1,000,000 umbrella???




I agree with this.
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The policy is only a couple hundred a year so it isn't as bad as most people think. I think the bite reports will go up drastically cause people will be looking for a payout after the neighbors poodle bites them.
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Could one buy the insurance first, than let a trained attack loose on all those pesky joggers? I guess you should use up the one free bite it makes sense.
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My dogs have Liability Insurance along with health insurance. Whats the big deal?
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I prefer the old way of people being held fully liable for the actions of their dog. Gives them incentive to properly train the dog.

Dog is dangerous. Dog bites person. Dog gets locked up for observation... possibly destroyed depending on severity of attack. Owner gets the living hell sued out of them. Lesson learned.
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I prefer the old way of people being held fully liable for the actions of their dog. Gives them incentive to properly train the dog.

Dog is dangerous. Dog bites person. Dog gets locked up for observation... possibly destroyed depending on severity of attack. Owner gets the living hell sued out of them. Lesson learned.
Old? as in the last 5 years? haha
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Can't wait until an ankle biter like a Chihuahua bites someone and then has to take out an insurance policy or be put down.

This has bad written all over it. Instead of harder punishments for those who don't train their dogs, someone has to come up with some other way that will cost everyone more that has a "potentially dangerous breed" that won't do jack shit of reducing any of those whopping 32 "attacks" that happened in Royal Oak last year.
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Old? as in the last 5 years? haha
Old as in the way things were done before this went into effect.
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Can't wait until an ankle biter like a Chihuahua bites someone and then has to take out an insurance policy or be put down.

This has bad written all over it. Instead of harder punishments for those who don't train their dogs, someone has to come up with some other way that will cost everyone more that has a "potentially dangerous breed" that won't do jack shit of reducing any of those whopping 32 "attacks" that happened in Royal Oak last year.
I see it giving 30ish people a big pay check. Thats about it.
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I see it giving 30ish people a big pay check. Thats about it.
Yep. More than likely to the people that are fucktards who walk up to an owner with a dog and immediately try to pet the dog and then get nipped.

By the way, I'm in no way trying to dismiss the severity of the attacks that do occur from some dogs. I just don't see the point of a blanket policy that does little to curb the problem.
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Can't wait until an ankle biter like a Chihuahua bites someone and then has to take out an insurance policy or be put down.

This has bad written all over it. Instead of harder punishments for those who don't train their dogs, someone has to come up with some other way that will cost everyone more that has a "potentially dangerous breed" that won't do jack shit of reducing any of those whopping 32 "attacks" that happened in Royal Oak last year.
This.

Our sue happy insurance heavy litigation filled government mandated society would like to welcome you to the domecratic republic of communist royal oak.
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Old as in the way things were done before this went into effect.
Didn't Home Owners cover stuff like this back in the day?
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