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Owner of the black dog that attacked a child detained

By Wang Songsong | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-10-18 21:55

According to Sichuan provincial public security department, the owner, surnamed Tang, of the black dog that attacked a mother and child, has been detained by Chongzhou police in accordance with the law on Wednesday.

On Monday, Tang's dog attacked a woman and her daughter in Chongzhou city, Sichuan province. The daughter suffered multiple bites, a right kidney contusion and a right rib fracture. Currently, the daughter is receiving medical treatment at the West China Hospital of Sichuan University.

Meanwhile, multiple regions in China have strengthened dog management.

According to a statement released by Shehong police bureau in Sichuan province on Tuesday, the city will implement a dog registration and licensing system. All organizations and individuals that own dogs in urban areas must register and carry out annual inspection on time. Fierce dogs and large dogs will be prohibited.

The statement added that when out of the home, dogs must wear a dog tag and be restrained by a leash. They must be led by a person with full civil capacity or who is accompanied by such a person. When taking dogs out, people must give way to the elderly, disabled individuals, the pregnant, children and other pedestrians.

If a dog hurts someone, the dog's owner must take the injured person to a medical institution for treatment and bear any corresponding economic compensation and legal liabilities in accordance with the law.

On the same day, the urban comprehensive law enforcement bureau in Shenqiu county, Henan province announced that they will launch a rectification activity on dog management in downtown areas of the county, with a focus on residential public areas, construction sites, government offices, enterprises and institutions, and parks.

The administration will confiscate Tibetan Mastiffs, Great Danes, Shepherd Dogs, Pit Bulls, Hunting Dogs, Wolfhounds, mixed-breeds with the listed bloodlines and aggressive large dogs. Guide dogs for the blind, service dogs for physically disabled individuals, and working dogs for military, police and scientific research institutions are not subject to these restrictions.

If large dogs or aggressive dogs are found in residential areas, neighborhoods, construction sites and parks, where they are prohibited, they will be confiscated and their owners will be fined between 5,000 to 10,000 yuan ($683 to $1366).

Meanwhile, according to a statement released by the integrated administrative law enforcement bureau of Ebian Yi autonomous county in Sichuan province, all unrestrained and unchained dogs found in public places in the county (including village roads and outdoor public places in residential areas) will be captured as stray dogs.

Starting from Monday, all dog owners must immediately confine their dogs and prevent them from injuring people. Otherwise, they will be considered ownerless or stray dogs and will be captured. The dog owners will be held responsible for all consequences arising from this situation.

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