Resolution aims to help 'dangerous' dogs get insurance

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 1 at 9:41 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane City Council approved a resolution that could make it easier for owners to get liability insurance for dogs deemed dangerous.

A Spokane woman pushed for the change after being forced to put down  her dog in 2012.  Kris Stanford’s dog, Felon, got out of his enclosure and bit a smaller dog.  Spokanimal deemed Felon dangerous and Stanford was unable to get insurance for her pet after that.  However, Stanford insisted Felon was not dangerous and good with children.

She took her situation to Spokane City Council member Mike Fagan.  Fagan then drafted a resolution to make it easier to insure potentially dangerous dogs.

The resolution does not change any laws.  However, it suggests the insurance commissioner looks at changing the rules.

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