Biddeford city council David Borque has proposed an ordinance that would require some dogs to be muzzled in public, depending on their size or breed.
The council’s Policy Committee will look at the first draft at tonight’s meeting. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. It should be noted that Councilman Borque is a member of the Policy Committee, along with Bob Mills and Alfred Lamontague and two city residents.
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Biddeford Official Proposes Dog-Muzzling Ordinance
Jeff Wade Reporting
BIDDEFORD – The Biddeford City Council will consider a proposal that could put the muzzle on certain kinds of dogs.
City Councilor David Borque has proposed a new dog ordinance that would require some dogs to be muzzled in public, depending on their size or breed. Borque’s proposal comes after a series of high-profile dog-biting incidents in Maine, including an 18-month old who suffered bites to his face in Windham.
The proposed ordinance has been met with skepticism by the police chief, who says state laws regarding dangerous dogs are already being enforced.
The Council’s policy committee gets a look at a first draft of the proposal Monday night at 7pm.