After 10 years, pit bulls are no longer banned or automatically labeled as “vicious” in the city of Lakewood. City council members voted the other day to change the city’s Dangerous and Vicious Animals law for the city of Lakewood. In the law, “pit bull dogs or canary dogs” were deemed dangerous, but now the entire definition has been rewritten and is no longer breed specific. All dogs will now be on equal footing unless or until they have behaved aggressively.
With this new law comes some additional requirements. Lakewood is stating that all dog owners must maintain a liability insurance policy. This is very affordable and can be included in a renters or homeowner insurance policy.
Any pet owner has an additional exposure to liability just because of owning a dog. You can have the most well behaved dog but if provoked or if feeling threatened, could defend themselves and bite or injure someone. You can then find yourself in a lawsuit if you don’t have any type of home/renters liability insurance to protect yourself. We’ve seen it happen!
King Insurance & Financial Services can help. Give us a call at 440-243-5555 to find out how inexpensive it is to protect yourself and your pet.