Albuquerque city councilors approve dangerous dog ordinance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city of Albuquerque now has more power to seize dangerous dogs after councilors approved changes to “Angel’s Law.”

Monday night’s city councilors approved the ordinance. The law now requires city animal welfare officers to immediately take any dog that kills or seriously hurts a person or a pet. Owners can still get their dogs back if they can prove they were not at fault.

The mayor’s administration has been pushing the ordinance as a way to better protect the public. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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