(a) Except where a term is otherwise defined in Subsection (b) of this section, the definitions contained in Subchapter D, Chapter 822 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, as amended, are incorporated into this article by reference.
(b) In this article:
(1) BODILY INJURY means physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition.
(2) DANGEROUS DOG means a dog that:
(A) makes an unprovoked attack on a person that causes bodily injury and occurs in a place other than an enclosure in which the dog was being kept and that was reasonably certain to prevent the dog from leaving the enclosure on its own; or
(B) commits unprovoked acts in a place other than an enclosure in which the dog was being kept and that was reasonably certain to prevent the dog from leaving the enclosure on its own, and those acts cause a person to reasonably believe that the dog will attack and cause bodily injury to that person.
(3) SERIOUS BODILY INJURY means an injury characterized by severe bite wounds or severe ripping and tearing of muscle that would cause a reasonably prudent person to seek treatment from a medical professional and would require hospitalization without regard to whether the person actually sought medical treatment.
(4) UNPROVOKED means an action by a dog that is not:
(A) in response to being tormented, abused, or assaulted by any person;
(B) in response to pain or injury;
(C) in protection of itself or its food, kennel, immediate territory, or nursing offspring; or
(D) in response to an assault or attempted assault on a person. (Ord. Nos. 26024; 27250)