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Chippewa Falls City Council approves new vicious animal ordinance

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Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - The Chippewa Falls City Council unanimously approved a new animal ordinance to keep the public safe from vicious animals Tuesday night. 

If an animal is declared dangerous, the pet owner will have to pay a $375 registration fee, provide proof of insurance, show police pictures of leashes and muzzles for the animal, and post signs showing a dangerous animal is kept at the home. 

The city said it will no longer negotiate on fines, and will not back down on removing dangerous pets from the city if they are repeat offenders. 

"We are going to enforce this to the nth degree," Chippewa Falls Mayor Greg Hoffman said. "We're going to hold people accountable. We'll remove pets because we cannot have people fearful for their safety. It's just unacceptable."

Failure to follow the new rules could cost pet owners at least $300 in fines. 

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