State & Local Dog Bite Prevention/Breed-Specific Proposals


Community Approach

  • 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."


This is a summary of statutory and case law provisions addressing the adoption of breed specific local ordinances.