§ 604.04  Insurance; Signs; Notification
   (a)   All owners, keepers or harborers of level-one (1) and level-two (2) threat dogs shall obtain a policy of liability insurance with an insurer authorized to write liability insurance in this state providing coverage in each occurrence, subject to a limit, exclusive of interest and costs. of not less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) because of damage or bodily injury to or death of a person caused by the level-one (1) and level- two (2) threat dog. All owners, keepers or harborers of level-one (1) and level-two (2) threat dogs shall provide a copy of the policy for liability insurance to the Animal Control Officer on a yearly basis.
   (b)   All persons who presently own, keep or harbor a level-two (2) threat dog must obtain a policy of liability insurance within thirty (30) days of the effective date of this section.
   (c)   Upon request of the Animal Control Officer or Police Officer, the owner of a level-two (2) threat dog shall produce proof of liability insurance forthwith. Failure to furnish proof of liability insurance may result in the impounding of the dog by the Animal Control Officer until such proof is furnished.
   (d)   All owners, keepers or harborers of any level- one (1) threat or level-two (2) threat dogs shall have posted and displayed at each possible entrance onto the premises where the level-one (1) threat or level-two (2) threat dog is kept a conspicuous sign, clearly legible, and easily readable by the public warning that there is a level-one (1) threat or level-two (2) threat dog on the premises. Such sign shall be at least eight (8) inches by ten (10) inches in rectangular dimensions and shall contain only the words “LEVEL-ONE THREAT DOG” or “LEVEL-TWO THREAT DOG” in lettering not less than two (2) inches in height. Such sign should also include a visual symbol for any children or people who cannot read words.
   (e)   (1)   The owner of any level-one (1) threat or level-two (2) threat dog shall notify the animal control officer within twenty-four (24) hours if the level-one (1) threat or level-two (2) threat dog is on the loose, is unconfined, has attacked another animal, has attacked any person, has died, or transfer of ownership or possession of the dog has occurred.
      (2)   If there has been a transfer of possession or ownership of any level-one (1) threat or level-two (2) threat dog, within ten (10) days after such transfer of ownership or possession, the seller, transferor, owner, keeper or harborer shall provide a completed and notarized copy of a written form to the animal control officer on which the seller, transferor, owner, keeper or harborer shall furnish the following information:
         A.   The name and address of the buyer or other transferee of the dog:
         B.   The age, sex, color, breed, and registration number of the dog.
         C.   In addition. the seller, transferor, owner, keeper or harborer shall answer the following questions which shall be specifically stated on the form as follows:
   “Has the dog ever chased or attempted to attack or bite a person? If yes, describe the incident(s) in which the behavior occurred.”
   “Has the dog ever bitten a person? If yes, describe the incident(s) in which the behavior occurred.”
   “Has the dog ever seriously injured or killed a person or other animal? If yes, describe the incident(s) in which the behavior occurred.”
   The animal control officer shall furnish the form to the seller or transferor at no cost.
(Ord. No. 712-11. Passed 6-6-11, eff. 6-13-11)