Miami-Dade County Commissioners voted 9-1 to create an online registry of dangerous dogs Tuesday.
With their vote, commissioners strengthened the existing dangerous dog ordinance.
The new measure expands the type of acts that are considered cruel to animals, creates new regulations for aggressive dogs, and places new restrictions on irresponsible owners. It doubles the fine for dog attacks from $500 to $1,000.
Owners of dogs deemed dangerous will be forced to post photos and details about their animals on the registry.
“This is way overdue. It goes right back to owner responsibility," said dog advocate Dahlia Canes, who has been working with the county on the new provisions for months.