3-4-7  VICIOUS DOG.

     (A)     An owner or handler shall take reasonable measures to protect the public from accidental contact with a dog that, by nature or by training, is dangerous to people or other animals.

     (B)     An owner or handler may not keep or permit a dog to be in the city if the dog has:

          (1)     on at least three separate occasions bitten or scratched a person in the city;

          (2)     on at least one occasion bitten or scratched a person to an extent that the attending physician has presented an affidavit to the health authority stating that the person’s life may have been endangered by the dog; or

          (3)     on at least one occasion:

               (a)     killed another dog, cat, or other domestic pet, fowl, or livestock; or

               (b)     seriously injured another animal to an extent that an attending veterinarian has presented an affidavit to the health authority stating that the injured animal's life was seriously endangered or taken by the dog, or that the dog caused a significant permanent impairment of the injured animal’s basic bodily functions or mobility; provided, however, that when the incident occurred, the injured animal was not in violation of a provision of this title  relating to the confinement or physical control of animals in the City.

Source: 1992 Code Section 3-3-1, and 3-3-5; Ord. 031009-9; Ord. 031211-11.