MEDFORD, Ore. — On Wednesday, the Medford Police Advisory held a public meeting to discuss dangerous dogs in Medford.
Over the past month, the city has been looking into changing its current dog ordinance, as a matter of public safety.
This could mean banning certain breeds or making owners more responsible for their pets. However, on Wednesday no decisions will be made. The meeting is being held only to gather public opinion on the issue at hand.
“There is no decision… this is not a done deal by any means by any circumstance… there are a number of laws on the books that we could use about the care and control and the responsibility of the owner… it’s still wide open,” Bob Strosser, Medford Police Advisory Committee.
It was a packed house at Monday night’s meeting, with nearly 100 dog owners showing up. Most of them say they just want to get their opinions heard, and help the committee make an informed decision.
The opinions gathered at Wednesday’s meeting will be compiled and presented to the Medford City Council in March.