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Dog Ordinance is Helping to Bring Down Gang Crime

Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo
Dog Ordinance

An ordinance, adopted January 2009, in the city of Lancaster in Los Angeles County is seeing positive results after imposing stiff penalties on dog owners. Owners of “potentially dangerous” and “vicious” dogs such as pit bulls and Rottweilers are prevented from using their dogs to bully people or cause physical harm to others.

Since the passage of the law, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control impounded 1,138 pit bulls and Rottweilers and of those, 362 were voluntarily surrendered by owners.

Lancaster’s Mayor, R. Rex Parris, said that a year ago “these individuals delighted in the danger these animals posed to our residents, often walking them without leashes and allowing them to run rampant through our neighborhoods and parks.” According to Parris, Lancaster is a lot safer now since the ordinance was passed. Parris said there was a 45% drop in Lancaster’s violent gang crime, which includes homicide (Penal Code Section 187), rape(Penal Code Section 220), robbery (Penal Code Section 211) and aggravated assault (Penal Code Section 245(a) (1).

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