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Dangerous Dogs

Senate bill 1994 became law on October 1, 1990. The Dangerous Dog Law requires the owner of a dangerous dog to take precautions against attacks by such dogs. It imposes criminal penalties and civil liabilities upon the owner of a dangerous dog which attacks and causes serious bodily injury to a person. The owner of a dangerous dog that attacks a person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to five thousand dollars ($5,000), imprisonment up to two years or both.

If an individual is bitten by a dog or cat, no matter how minor the bite seems, go to the Emergency Room. Animal bites can be very dangerous. The hospital will contact the Sheriff's Department for you.

State Law requires all dog and cat bites, that break the skin, to be reported.  If you need to report a bite please contact the Sheriff's Department at 697-4912.