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Dangerous / Potentially Dangerous Animals
The city animal control ordinance includes sections dealing with potentially dangerous or dangerous animals. In most cases these situations involve dogs that have aggressively attacked and/or bitten someone. Owners of potentially dangerous or dangerous dogs may be issued a municipal citation and if found guilty, may have sanctions imposed upon them and/or their dog. This can be found in the Dangerous Animal Code.