Proposed dog bite ordinances are being considered in several Metro-Detroit suburbs. Several cities are considering dangerous or vicious animal ordinances, like the recently-enacted Farmington Hills Dog Bite Ordinance, while others are considering breed-specific ordinances targeting pit bulls and similar dogs. Both sets of ordinances create additional duties for dog owners. Some require dog owners of dangerous animals to carry insurance for their dogs up to a specified amount. These ordinances aim at decreasing the possibility of injuries from dog bites and dog attacks. I encourage anyone interested in living in a safer community to contact their city, village, or township councils and tell them you support a tougher dog bite ordinance.