Push for Tougher Dog Ordinance in Hot Springs Village

Published 02/20 2014 05:12PM

Updated 02/20 2014 05:14PM

Joan Kappen
Joan Kappen/courtesy of Hot Springs Village Voice
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR -A Central Arkansas community where a woman was attacked and killed by a dog has voted in favor of putting tighter animal control laws on the books.

Back in November, Joan Kappen, 75, was mauled by a bull mastiff while walking in Hot Springs Village. 

The Property Owners Association will now ask Garland and Saline counties to pass a strict high-risk breed ordinance.

Each county's quorum court will have to make a decision on the matter.

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