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Title: 8 - Animals

Chapter: 04 - Dogs

Section: 320 - Exemptions

A.  No dog may be declared potentially dangerous or vicious if any injury or damage is sustained by a person, who at the time of the injury or damage was teasing, tormenting, abusing or assaulting the dog, or was committing or attempting to commit a crime. No dog may be declared to be potentially dangerous or vicious if the dog was protecting or defending a person within the immediate vicinity of the dog from an unjustified attack or assault.

B.  No dog maybe declared to be potentially dangerous or vicious if an injury or damage was sustained by a domestic animal which at the time the injury or damage was sustained was teasing, tormenting, abusing or assaulting the dog.

C.  No dog may be declared potentially dangerous or vicious if the injury or damage to a domestic animal was sustained while the dog was working as a hunting dog, herding dog or predator-control dog on the property of, or under the control of, its owner or keeper, and the damage or injury was to a species or type of domestic animal appropriate to the work of the dog.

 

(Ord. 2005-013 § 3, 2008)(Ord. 2005-13 § 3, 2005 Ord. 88-16 § 5, 1988.)