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State senator’s office drafting legislation to address dangerous dogs after attacks

July 18, 2023
2023 07 18 at 5.06 PM


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A state senator’s office is now in the process of drafting legislation to tighten the leash on dangerous dogs and their owners.

This comes after a Putnam County mail carrier was killed by dogs on her route last year, and an 86-year-old veteran had to have her leg amputated after being attacked by a neighbor’s dogs earlier this year in Hawthorne, Fl.

Proposed changes to the law include the creation of statewide dangerous dog registry, which is similar to a sex offender registry, letting the public know where dangerous dogs are and creating strict guidelines for their owners.

Mail carrier Pamela Rock was killed by dogs after her car broke down while delivering mail in Putnam County in Putnam County. She was a public servant, an animal lover, and the baby in a family of 14 children.

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