Cary councilors discuss 'dangerous dog' ordinance

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An ordinance regarding dangerous dogs is up for discussion in Cary (WTVD)

The Cary Town Council discussed an amendment to the town's dangerous dog ordinance Thursday night.

They want to ensure consistency with a new state statute related to the tethering of dogs.

The existing tethering ordinance rules that dog owners may not leave a dog tethered (chained to a stationary object) without remaining outside and supervising the dog.

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It's a topic of discussion recently in Raleigh, also.

Read more: Raleigh City Council to look at dangerous dog laws

"It was confusing before," said Raleigh City Councilor Mary-Ann Baldwin. "What's currently on the books: There's a 'potentially dangerous' dog, a 'dangerous' dog, and none of it was really clear. So this takes the ordinance a step further and establishes more clarity."

Other cities in the United States have gone a step further and outlawed certain types of dogs, such as pit bulls and Rottweilers.

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