OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City officials are considering amending ordinances related to dogs running loose and the definition of those deemed menacing or dangerous.

The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2tFPy3S ) reports that dogs found running loose and impounded by Animal Welfare would be spayed or neutered and microchipped under the proposed changes. The definition for menacing and dangerous dogs would also be updated to include more behaviors.

Animal Welfare Superintendent Jon Gary says the proposals were a result of a dog mauling in April that killed 82-year-old Cecille Short and her dog.

Police say Short was walking her dog when she was attacked by two dogs who escaped the backyard of their home. Owner Antwon Demetris Burks was charged in May with second-degree manslaughter.

A public hearing for the ordinance proposals is scheduled for Tuesday.


Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com