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St. Paul Council Approves Dog Ordinance

The St. Paul City Council approved a dog ordinance Wednesday that would prohibit pet owners that have been cited for abusing or neglecting an animal from legally owning another pet.

The Star Tribune and Pioneer Press report on this story. The Strib runs a short story that covers the basics and uses no sources or quotes. They link the ordinance to the multiple dog attackes that have happened over the past few months. Specifically, they name 4.

The Press runs one of their lengthier pieces. They blame the dog attacks on bad owners, which they say, this ordinance will address. They provide many quotes and provide both sides of the coin throughout their story. They also talk about the pet license that St. Paul requires, which I think is critical because not all cities require this. They also look at how other states are handling dog issues.