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<br />ORDINANCE NO.5 9 9 6 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF <br />THE CITY OF AUBURN, WASHINGTON, <br />AMENDING CHAPTER 6.35 OF THE AUBURN <br />CITY CODE RELATED TO DANGEROUS DOGS <br /> <br />WHEREAS, there have been several instances within the City of Auburn <br /> <br />where dogs have attacked, injured or damaged persons, pets and/or property; <br /> <br />and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in order to address these problems, the City Council adopted <br /> <br />Ordinance No. 5829, creating a new Chapter 6.35 of the Auburn City Code - <br /> <br />Dangerous Dogs; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, it has been noticed that the breeds of the attacking dogs <br /> <br />seem to involve breeds that have been involved in attacks of persons, pets <br /> <br />and/or property in other jurisdictions; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in order to assist the City in responding to the attacks by dogs <br /> <br />and by dogs of certain breeds, it is appropriate for the City to review and evaluate <br /> <br />Ordinances of other jurisdictions, studies of dangerous dogs and concerns <br /> <br />relative thereto, including implications of certain breeds involved therewith; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Ordinances and literature reviewed in connection with this <br /> <br />Ordinance, including studies, reports, news accounts, and similar documents (the <br /> <br />legislative record) do identify concerns about the dangers associated with certain <br /> <br />breeds of dogs, especially when contrasted with other breeds; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, among the studies, reports and related documents, <br /> <br />information, even information coming from groups, associations and entities <br /> <br />Ordinance No. 5996 <br />February 21, 2006 <br />Page 1 <br />