More serious consequences are now proscribed by this ordinance than in the past. These include containment on the animal in a six-sided structure with a lock, use of a leash and muzzle in public, and requirement of liability insurance. Owners are also limited to no more than one vicious or potentially vicious dog on their property. There are also requirements for spaying/neutering, microchipping, and obedience training.
Formal tracking is required which includes notifying the police department if the animal escapes, of any changes in address, and upon the death or sale of the animal. Owners who have an animal classified as such will be given a copy of the ordinance and our Animal Control officers will work with them to ensure their compliance and help with their success in keeping the public safe.