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Bloomington toughens vicious dog ordinance

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The city of Bloomington has toughened its ordinance dealing with vicious dogs.

The Pantagraph reports ( that Bloomington alderman on Monday approved changes to the ordinance. Specifically owners of vicious dogs will now have to buy liability insurance and have the animals spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and marked with bright-colored tags.

The measure drew criticism from Wish Bone Canine Rescue in Bloomington. The group wants the city to consider testimony from a behaviorist before deciding whether a dog is dangerous or should be euthanized.

Several aldermen suggested they consider the issue again in the fall.

Information from: The Pantagraph,

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