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Animal subject to conditions. An animal that has been determined to be potentially dangerous shall do the following:
(A) The animal shall be required to be restrained by leash not to exceed six feet in length, and/or muzzled, and under the control of a person 18 years of age or older at all times it is outdoors and not inside a proper enclosure;
(B) Spay/neuter. If the animal is a dog or cat, the owner shall provide proof of spay or neuter;
(C) Obedience class. The owner of a dog shall be required to complete an approved dog obedience class; and
(D) Microchip identification required. The owner of a potentially dangerous animal shall have a microchip installed or injected on the animal, to the extent that the species of the animal allows placement of the chip. The microchip will be installed in or injected under the skin of the animal by a licensed veterinarian and will be designed so that, when scanned by an electronic reader, it is capable of providing the identification of the animal's owner. The identification number and microchip manufacturer shall be provided to the Animal Control Officer. The owner shall maintain current address information with the manufacturer. All costs related to the installation and maintenance of the chip are the responsibility of the owner. If the animal is impounded, the microchip will be installed or injected prior to its release.
(Ord. 857, passed 10-14-2015)