FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint's state-appointed emergency manager has approved a new ordinance that makes jail time a possibility for owners of dogs that attack.
The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1vVItGe ) Darnell Earley signed an ordinance revision last month making the owners of dogs that attack people or other canines subject to penalties of up to 90 days in jail, a fine of at least $250 or a minimum of 240 hours of community service.
City Attorney Peter Bade says the ordinance is unchanged from a version approved by the Flint City Council. It takes effect Aug. 1, making a violation a misdemeanor. The ordinance amendment calls vicious dogs a "serious and widespread threat" in Flint.
An earlier proposal for the ordinance drew opposition because it singled out pit bulls, but that was changed.
Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint