Port Coquitlam City Council Moves to Amend Animal Bylaws for Aggressive Dogs

The City of Port Coquitlam in British Columbia has moved to amend the City’s Animal Control Bylaw with respect to aggressive dogs. The recommended amendments include requiring aggressive dogs to be muzzled in public places. Within the structure, a bylaw officer may determine a dog to be aggressive, and the dog would be required to wear a muzzle. If the owner fails to muzzle the aggressive dog and the dog bites another individual (either a human or other companion animal), a bylaw officer may give a $375 ticket to the owner. Read the recommended amendments here.