The city of Pitt Meadows is calling on the province to create a dangerous dog registry, and will ask other B.C. municipalities to back the move next month.
“It should be an easy fix at the provincial level.”
Mayor John Becker says as it stands, cities are in the dark when problem dogs move into their jurisdiction.
“By virtue of having a provincial registry by which bylaw enforcement or police agencies can report the animals, it’s a way for the history of the animal to travel between jurisdictions.”
Becker adds the registry would be a way to take action on dangerous dogs without getting bogged down in the debate over breed-specific bans.
“Focus on dangerous dogs, rather than what can be a quagmire of interpretation in terms of mixed breed animals, sort of picking on breeds.”
The move comes after yet another pit bull attack — this time in Surrey — leaving an elderly woman badly hurt.
The idea will go to the Union of BC Municipalities when it meets next month.