Chapter 66 DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS.
Section 66-21 DUTY OF OWNER OR CUSTODIAN TO NOTIFY AUTHORITIES.
The owner or custodian of any intimidating animal, vicious or dangerous dog must immediately
notify the Front Royal Police Department in the event such animal escapes from confinement or
the control of the owner or custodian. Further, the failure of the owner or custodian to
immediately make such notification may be used to show the willfulness in allowing such animal
to run at large. Such immediate notification by an owner or custodian charged with such offense
may be introduced in defense to show lack of willfulness if the person can specify the manner of
notification, the identity of the police official notified and the time of notification. Such
notification or failure to notify shall not be dispositive of willfulness and may be rebutted by
other competent evidence.
(Ord. No. 5-96 Added 5-13-96)