Chapter 66 DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS.
Section 66-20 PROCEDURE TO DECLARE AN ANIMAL INTIMIDATING.
In addition to the animals described in Section 66-16, any specific animal may be declared an
intimidating animal for purposed of this Article upon notice and hearing.
Any animal warden or any other law enforcement officer who has reason to believe that an
animal within his jurisdiction is an intimidating animal shall apply to a magistrate of the
jurisdiction for the issuance of a summons requiring the owner or custodian to appear before a
general district court at a specified time. The summons shall advise the owner of the nature of the
proceeding and the matters at issue. The court, though its contempt powers, may compel the
owner or custodian of the animal to produce the animal. If, after hearing the evidence, the court
finds that the animal has been engaged in the behavior described in Section 66-17, the court shall
declare the animal an intimidating animal for purposed of this Article and order the animal's
owner to comply with the provisions of Sections 66-18, 19 & 21 of this Article.
(Ord. No. 5-96 Added 5-13-96)