Chapter 66 DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS.
Section 66-16 DEFINITIONS.
For purposes of this Article "intimidating animal" includes and means the
1. Any snake.
2. Any dangerous or vicious dog as defined in this Chapter.
3. Any animal that attacks, charges or approaches or attempts to attack, charge
or approach a
person or animal while barking, growling, with raised hackles, or in any other threatening
manner and under circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to be startled, afraid or in
fear of harm. This shall not include such behavior if displayed under circumstances in which the
owner or custodian could lawfully use force to defend person or property or where the animal is
4. Any animal that has previously been used to assault, intimidate or frighten
5. Any snake or canine owned or in the custody of any person previously convicted
permitting or encouraging an animal to attack, assault, intimidate, or frighten any person or
animal if such canine is of a size or appearance as to be reasonably perceived capable of causing
harm to any person or companion animal if provoked.
6. Any animal that pursuant to the procedure set forth in Section 66-20 below has
an intimidating animal.
(Ord. No. 5-96 Added 5-13-96)