[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Virginia's Dangerous Dog Registry Now Active

  • From: "Ginger Cleary" <cleary1414@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Showgsd-L@Freelists. Org" <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 10:29:48 -0400

The problem is that EVERYBODY has access to this information....
 Ginger Cleary,Rome, GA  ww.rihadin.com
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo
the fatigue of supporting it.  ~Thomas Paine
Member GSDCA
Member Sawnee Mtn Kennel Club
GA Director Responsible Dog Owners of the Eastern States.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Peggy [mailto:pmick12@xxxxxxxxxxx]
  Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 9:04 AM
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  Subject: Re: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Virginia's Dangerous Dog Registry Now Active


  <>The new Virginia Dangerous Dog Law was written in response to the
tragedy involving Dorothy Sullivan and her small dog being fatally attacked
by 3 dogs that had been running at large for more than 1 year, despite
numerous complaints to animal control.  The Sullivan family worked very
closely with the task force writing this bill.   The primary purpose for
writing this bill was to hold owners responsible for the actions of their
dogs and to include "punishment that meets the crime!"  There were many
revisions and compromises on this bill because we wanted it to be something
we citizens of Virginia could live with.  We held 2 well publicized public
meetings where we discussed the proposed bill and took suggestions that were
offered up by the citizens and other organizations under advisement.

  There was no reason for anyone to complain that they had no input on this
bill, because Senator Edd Houck was very public with it and took any
suggestions seriously.  As a  matter of fact, at one point there was a
paragraph that said that a dog could be deemed dangerous if it killed
another animal on or off the owner's property.  At that time, one of our
Virginia Federation members was having a problem with cats coming onto her
property.  She called Edd and Bobby Orrock and described the situation, and,
in response, they changed that to read that the dog could only be deemed
dangerous if it killed another animal off its property.

  The dangerous dog registry has been in use in several Virginia counties
for a couple of years now.  While the bill is not perfect, it gives the
commonwealth attorneys a lot more ammunition in charging irresponsible
owners for the actions of their dogs.  Most of the responsible owners in the
commonwealth supported the bill.

  Peggy

  Ginger Cleary wrote:

  Virginia's Dangerous Dog Registry Now Active
  Associated Press
  Jul 3, 2007

  The Roanoke-area dogs have been deemed dangerous by the courts or local
officials, which adds their names to a database allowing Virginians to
locate threatening dogs that may be prowling their neighborhood.

  The registry was created by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services under legislation passed by the 2006 General Assembly. It
was part of a package of measures enacted following highly publicized
incidents in which dogs killed or maimed people.

  The office of the state veterinarian will maintain the registry, which
will allow users to search by locality or ZIP code to locate dogs that have
been found to be dangerous. Owners of these dogs will also have to heed
other rules to keep their pet.

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