ATHENS AL - THE CITY COUNCIL HAS REPLACED ITS DANGEROUS DOG ORDINANCE WITH "EMILY'S LAW" TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE LAW PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE NAMED FOR EMILY COLVIN, 24, WHO WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY 5 PIT BULLS IN SECTION JACKSON COUNTY IN DEC 2017
The City Council has replaced its ordinance dealing with dangerous dogs with "Emily's Law," the legislation approved by Alabama lawmakers under which dog owners face harsh fines or prison time if their animals injure or kill someone.
The council, in a 5-0 vote Tuesday night, adopted the measure.
Amy Golden, director of the city’s One Stop Shop, said the city’s ordinance is now consistent with the more comprehensive state law.
In February, the Alabama Legislature passed the law, named for 24-year-old Emily Colvin, who died after she was attacked by dogs in December in the front yard of her Jackson County home. Another woman was also injured.