Ideas about how to contain vicious dogs in Boyle County were tossed around at the Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday as magistrates began to update the 25-year-old dog and cat ordinance.
Danville-Boyle County Humane Society suggested, as part of the revision, that pet owners buy tags that would cost $5 for neutered pets and $20 for those that aren't.
The law can't prevent dogs from harming people, and especially not other dogs, said Richard Campbell, county attorney. It can make owners contain dogs that have bitten humans.
More specific requirements for those dogs could be added, such as buried fencing, 8-feet high or partially covered kennels.
The revisions were prompted when a local Yorkie was killed by a Rotweiller. However, state law defines a vicious dog only if it harms a human, not other dogs, Campbell said.