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(A) The Animal Services Division shall annually register a dangerous dog if the owner is in compliance with the owner's requirements of § 90.53. The owner shall present proof of compliance satisfactory to the Animal Services Division and shall pay the annual registration established by the city fee schedule.
(B) The Animal Services Division shall provide to the owner of a dangerous dog with a dangerous dog registration tag. Such tag shall be of a bright distinguishing color, shall contain the year of registration on its face and shall be larger than a normal license tag issued to dogs and cats. A dangerous dog registration shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance.
(C) The owner of a registered dangerous dog shall attach the tag to the dog's collar, or similar device, and shall place such collar or device on the dog. The owner of a registered dangerous dog shall display current registration on the dog in this manner at all times.
(D) If the owner of a registered dangerous dog sells or gives away the dog or moves the dog to a new address, the owner, not later than the fourteenth day after the date of the sale, gift or move, shall notify the Animal Services Division in writing of the dog's new address and the name and phone number of the new owner if applicable.
(E) If the owner of a registered dangerous dog sells or gives the dog to another person, the owner shall notify the other person at the time of the sale or gift that the dog is a registered dangerous dog.
(F) If a new owner of a dangerous dog keeps the dog within the city limits, he shall register the dog with the Animal Services Division within ten days after receiving it. The Animal Services Division shall re-register a dangerous dog with a new owner if such owner is in compliance with this subchapter. Such owner shall present proof of compliance satisfactory to an animal services officer and shall pay the registration fee established by the city fee schedule.
(G) If a dangerous dog's registration is expired when a new owner attempts to re-register it, the new owner shall follow the owner's requirements of division (A).
(H) A re-registration shall be valid only for the time remaining on the prior registration.
(I) In the event that a registered dangerous dog dies, the owner must within ten days thereafter present dispositive proof to the satisfaction of an animal services officer, or present written verification by a licensed veterinarian, in order to verify the identity of the dangerous dog by microchip.
(J) In the event that a registered dangerous dog lost or stolen, the owner must within ten days thereafter notify the Animal Services Division.
(K) After the effective date of this ordinance the owner of a dog which has been deemed dangerous in another jurisdiction may not register the dog under this subchapter and may not harbor the animal within the territorial limits of the City of Harker Heights.
(Ord. 2018-04, passed 1-9-18)