Wolf dog bill works through General Assembly

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – A local legislator is working on a bill to ban so-called ‘wolf dogs’ across the Commonwealth.

It’s a 10 On Your Side follow to a situation WAVY.com broke last year in James City County. A wolf dog escaped its owner’s backyard and attacked and killed a neighbor’s smaller dog.

Officials fear the next victim could be a child. The bill, written by State Sen. Tommy Norment of the Peninsula, prohibits hybrid dogs.

Document: SB444 (.pdf)

It passed the State Senate and was sent to the House of Delegates, where it passed with amendments. The bill is now on its way back to the Senate. If it passes, it will go to Gov. McAuliffe who will decide if he’ll sign it into law.

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