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WA - Pierce County considering higher fees for dangerous dogs
Pierce County Considering Higher Fees For Dangerous Animals 
TACOMA, Wash. -- In the aftermath of several dog attacks last year, the Pierce County Council is considering an ordinance that will make owners pay higher fees to own animals that are considered to be dangerous, KIRO 7's partner the News Tribune reported. 
The ordinance defines a dangerous animal as one that has killed or severely injured someone on public or private property or killed a domestic animal without provocation while the animal was off its owner's property. 
A potentially dangerous animal is one that has bitten a person, domestic animal or livestock or approached someone in a menacing fashion. 
If put into law, the permit fees for owning both kinds of animals would go up about 50 percent more initially or annually than they currently are. 
Also included in the ordinance is a requirement for owners of dangerous dogs to have liability insurance of at least $500,000 and impose a new $250,000 insurance requirement on the owners of potentially dangerous dogs. 
Some violations, such as failing to comply with confinement, would be considered to be a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to 365 days in jail and a $5,000 fine under the ordinance. 

  Christina Ghimenti
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