City councilor wants to increase insurance requirement for owners of dangerous dogs

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque city councilor wants to take action against dangerous dogs adopted out by the Animal Welfare Department. The investigation started when two workers said the department adopted out more than 100 dogs that failed behavioral tests.

Now the journal says City Councilor Isaac Benton wants to increase the insurance requirement for dangerous dog owners from $100,000 $1.5 million. He says this will deter owners from keeping dogs deemed dangerous.

Benton also wants the mayor to release a second report on the department’s practices but the mayor’s office says that report should not be made public.

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