Chapter 66 DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS.
Section 66-15 FINDINGS AND POLICY OF ARTICLE IV.
The Town Council finds that the Town's citizens have been subject to fear, intimidation
apprehension of physical harm by the appearance and handling of certain animals. That this fear
is reasonable and has had the effect of restricting the citizens use and enjoyment of public
properties, places and ways. At times, certain animals are being used to threaten and intimidate
the Town's citizens much as persons may be threatened or intimidated with a pointed or
brandished firearm or other weapon. The average citizen not having specific knowledge about
particular animals, the fear, intimidation and apprehension caused by these animals is reasonable
as perceived even where the animal may pose no actual danger and may in fact be docile; much
as a pointed but unloaded firearm will cause fear, intimidation and apprehension.
The Council finds that fear, intimidation and apprehension can be as debilitating
and harmful to
the Town's citizens as actual danger. The Council, finding it necessary to the health, welfare
peace of mind of its citizens, enacts this Article, pursuant to the Town of Front Royal Charter
Section 18 (12),(13) and (25), to prevent and control the intimidation of the Town's citizens by
certain animals which are intimidating in their appearance or in the manner in which they are