vicious dogs http://michiganradio.org en Michigan's got a dog bite problem http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-got-dog-bite-problem <p>A new report says dog bites are a big problem in Michigan.</p><p></p><p>The American Veterinary Medical Association ranked Michigan sixth in the nation for dog bites.</p><p></p><p>According to the association, insurance companies paid out $4.6 million in claims for dog bites in Michigan in 2012.</p><p></p><p>Bonnie Beaver is a former AVMA president. She says they’re not sure exactly how big the problem is.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 04:09:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 12630 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's got a dog bite problem Consumers Energy wants customers to tie up their dogs to protect meter readers http://michiganradio.org/post/consumers-energy-wants-customers-tie-their-dogs-protect-meter-readers <p>Consumers Energy meter readers may soon start making their rounds with a police escort.</p><p></p><p>The Jackson-based utility announced it is implementing a new aggressive dog policy.</p><p></p><p>Spokesman Roger Morgenstern says last year more than a dozen Consumers meter readers were attacked or threatened by dogs.</p><p></p><p>“The fact is this is the customer’s home. The customers have a right to have pets,” says Morgenstern, “So we’re hoping this would strike a right compromise.”</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 17:46:47 +0000 Steve Carmody 12560 at http://michiganradio.org Consumers Energy wants customers to tie up their dogs to protect meter readers Should Michigan ban pit bulls? http://michiganradio.org/post/should-michigan-ban-pit-bulls <p>A&nbsp;metro-Detroit lawmaker has proposed a statewide ban on pit bulls.</p><p>The measure sponsored by <a href="http://001.housedems.com/">Representative Timothy Bledsoe</a>&nbsp;would make it illegal to own a pit bull in Michigan by 2021. He says he was approached about the measure by a woman from his district whose niece was mauled by a pit bull.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 20:22:23 +0000 Rick Pluta 2834 at http://michiganradio.org Should Michigan ban pit bulls?