State & Local Dog Bite Prevention/Breed-Specific Proposals
- A Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention (PDF)
Dog bites are a serious public health problem that inflicts considerable physical and emotional damage on victims and incurs immeasurable hidden costs to communities. This report, printed in the June 1, 2001 issue of JAVMA, is intended to help leaders find effective ways to address their communities' dog bite concerns.
- Summary notes, adapted from "A community approach to dog bite prevention."
- Dangerous animal legislation, AVMA position on
The AVMA supports dangerous animal legislation by state, county, or municipal governments provided that legislation does not refer to specific breeds.
This is a summary of statutory and case law provisions addressing the adoption of breed specific local ordinances.
2016 American Veterinary Medical Association