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Council amends code concerning unruly animals

Owners of animals causing damages to property will be liable once municipal code is updated

DAVENPORT—An owner of a pet will soon be liable for damages caused to other’s property by that pet in city limits, city council declared in a unanimous decision at council’s meeting Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Council approved an ordinance amending the city municipal code by adding Chapter 8.06, which will say that the owner of any unruly pet that causes damages to fences or other personal property will be liable, according to a state RCW.

Any owner of animals legal to own as pets under city code who allow damage to property shall be “deemed guilty” and “shall be punishable as provided” under the mun...


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