A vicious animal is defined as an animal that endangers the safety of any person or domestic animal by biting or attacking without provocation. If the animal control officer receives a report of a vicious animal, the ACO will immediately investigate by interviewing the complainant(s), interviewing the owner of the animal, if known, and observing the animal. When the officer completes the investigation, if the animal is declared vicious, the officer shall prepare a declaration of vicious animal. For more information see KMC 8.09.480
A dangerous dog means any dog that, according to the records of the animal control authority (A) inflicts severe injury on a human being without provocation on public or private property; (B) kills a domestic animal without provocation while the dog is off the owner’s property; or (C) has been previously found to be potentially dangerous. For more see 8.09.120.
For more information on dangerous dogs see 8.09.470, 8.09.472, 8.09.474, 8.09.476.
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