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A. Defined. A dangerous dog is defined to be any dog which has bitten any person in such a manner as to break through or cause abrasion of the person’s skin or causes reasonable fear of bodily injury to any person by attacking or threatening to attack the person.
B. Confinement; Impoundment or Destruction. The owner of any dangerous dog shall keep or cause the dog to be kept confined in a secure enclosure. If a dangerous dog is found running at large, it shall, on the first offense, be taken up and impounded and shall not be released except pursuant to the provisions of Section 6.04.050. On the second offense the dog shall be permanently removed from the Village, and the license for the dog shall be deemed to be revoked; provided, however, that any dangerous, fierce or vicious dog that is found at large and that cannot be safely taken up and impounded, may be slain by any police officer or other person designated by the Chief of Police.
C. Costs of Impounding; Biting Dogs, Disposition. All costs of maintaining any dangerous dog in a veterinary hospital shall be paid by the owner. In all cases where any dog that has bitten a person or caused an abrasion of a person’s skin is slain by any police officer, whether by order of court or otherwise, and a period of less than fifteen (15) days has elapsed since the day on which the dog bit any person or caused an abrasion of the skin of any person, it shall be the duty of the police officer slaying such dog to deliver intact the skull containing the brain of such dog to the laboratory of the State Department of Public Health.
(Prior code § 13.07)
D. Fines; Penalties. The owner of a dog that has not previously been classified as a dangerous dog under this section shall be subject to a fine of $250.00 for the first instance that the dog either bites a person in such a manner as to break through or cause abrasion to the person’s skin or causes reasonable fear of bodily injury to a person by attacking or threatening to attack the person. For each subsequent such bite, attack or threat of attack by a dangerous dog, and for each time a dangerous dog is found running at large, the owner of the dog shall be subject to a fine of $750.00. The fines and penalties provided in this subsection shall be in addition to the other sanctions imposed under this Section 6.08.030.