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The Mayor by proclamation may require the owners of all dogs to securely muzzle them with muzzles of wire, gauze or leather, securely put on, so as to prevent them from biting for a length of time as the Mayor shall designate, whenever in the opinion of the Mayor there exists a reasonable necessity for the muzzling as a protection of the public safety. Dogs unmuzzled and running at large during the period shall be destroyed. In addition to the muzzling of dogs, the Mayor may also, under the proclamation, order the retention of all dogs on the owner’s premises or at designated public places such as veterinary establishments, and the proclamation may include muzzling dogs while so restrained.
(1980 Code, § 22.202) Penalty, see § 90.999