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L.A. County supervisors approve vicious dog ordinance

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved an ordinance that allows animal control officers more leeway in determining whether a dog is vicious and can be euthanized.

The new ordinance, approved Tuesday, allows evidence of a dog’s viciousness to be gathered from other jurisdictions, instead of just Los Angeles County.

It also allows for an administrative hearing before an officer with the county’s Animal Care and Control department, instead of a hearing in Superior Court, to determine whether a dog is vicious. Previously, only a court hearing was allowed.  L.A. NOW