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An animal may be designated as a dangerous animal by order of the Judge. If an animal is designated as a dangerous animal, the Judge may impose any or all of the following restrictions:

A. The owner or keeper of the dangerous animal shall cause the animal to be confined on the premises of the owner or keeper, either securely indoors or confined in a securely enclosed and locked pen or similar structure; such pen or structure must be securely constructed and must be adequate to ensure the confinement of the animal.

B. No owner or keeper of a dangerous animal shall permit the animal to go beyond the premises of the person unless the animal is humanely muzzled and either securely leashed or otherwise securely restrained and led by a person physically capable of handling the animal.

C. A requirement that the animal’s owner or keeper post signs on the premises where the animal is kept indicating that the animal is a dangerous animal.

D. If the animal designated as a dangerous animal is a dog, then the dog shall at all times be required to wear a special dog tag indicating that the dog is a dangerous animal and will be required to be microchipped. The owner shall be responsible for payment for the special tag and microchip.

E. Dangerous animals are prohibited in all public parks. [Ord. NS-2248, 2015; Ord. NS-2151, 2010; Ord. NS-2142, 2010]