(a) A person commits an offense if the person is the owner or keeper of a dog and the person fails to secure the dog and the dog makes an unprovoked bite that causes bodily injury to another person, legally restrained domestic animal, or livestock, that occurs at a location other than the owner's or keeper's real property or in or on the owner's or keeper's motor vehicle or boat.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
(c) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the person:
(1) is a veterinarian, a veterinary clinic employee, a peace officer, a person employed by the city, or a subdivision of the city, to deal with stray animals and has temporary ownership, custody, or control of the dog in connection to that position; or
(2) is an employee of a law enforcement agency and trains dogs or uses dogs for law enforcement or corrections purposes and is training or using the dog in connection with the person's official capacity. (Ord. 30901)