Paris Dog Ordinance

Murray, KY – The Paris City Commission passed a first reading of its revised dangerous dog ordinance Thursday. City Attorney Fred McLean says the city has received more and more complaints recently about vicious dogs. The ordinance establishes a court system for determining whether a dog should be classified as dangerous or potentially dangerous. Owners of dangerous animals would have to pay a yearly fee between fifty and a hundred dollars to keep their pets. McLean says it's to early to know how much, if any, opposition the ordinance will have. The commission holds a public comment hearing and second reading November 6th.