Almost 1 year later, Hollywood commissionsers agreed to a new ordinance that defines dangerous dogs by behavior, not breed. Director of Code Enforcement Harry Diehl stated that because of a legal decision, breed-specific ordinances are not enforceable. Dangerous dogs are those who bite aggressively or attack a person. There is an appeals process for those who feel they were falsely targeted.Owners of dogs now deemed dangerous are required to:
It has been reported that the city council PASSED a breed-specific ordinance restricting specifically
"Pit bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, and all pit mixes".
According to the new ordinance all pit bull owners must
a.) keep their dogs muzzled at all times in public;
b.) have a 6 foot fence around their property;
c.) register their dogs with the city annually, and
d.) increase their liability insurance coverage. Note, no other breeds were specified.
The above is direct violation to the Florida Statute. (see statute link below)