The Bullhead City Council recently softened its animal control ordinance through an amendment process. Council member Steve D’Amico said the former ordinance was unreasonably harsh with citizens being threatened with significant fines and possible jail time for violations.
“I don’t think we should be making criminals out of our citizens for minor infractions,” D’Amico said. He said the penalties sought for barking, license and leash law violations were “completely out of line.”
The Council-approved amendment changed such violations from misdemeanor crimes to petty offenses.