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Dog Owners Could Have To Take Out Insurance Policy

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by Jason Lamb 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This week, a state house committee will look at a bill that would require owners of dangerous dogs to take out an insurance policy to guard against dog attacks.

Sunday, a group opposed to that idea organized to plan their efforts against the bill. The bill would require liability insurance of at least $25,000 for dogs that are deemed dangerous or vicious.

The Middle Tennessee Pet Resource Center said they're worried the bill will penalize responsible pet owners, but others said they understand the logic of the bill.

"There are dangerous animals out there, so I can see the benefit if there are animals that are attacked," said Taylor Leatherwood, a dog owner.

State Representative Brenda Gilmore has proposed the bill.   She didn't return any of NewsChannel 5's requests for an interview Sunday.


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