VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: Ordinance No. 626 (Dangerous Animal or Dog)VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH
ORDINANCE NO. 626
An Ordinance to amend Sec. 12.05 of the General Code of Ordinances of the Village of Ellsworth.
WHEREAS, the Village Board of the Village of Ellsworth came to the expedient unnecessary to make amendments to its Dangerous Dog and Dangerous Animal Ordinance provisions as set forth herein,
NOW THEREFORE, the Village Board of the Village of Ellsworth Does Hereby Ordain as follows:
Section 1. Section 12.05(2)(i)(1) is hereby amended to read as follows:
“(i) Dangerous Animal or Dog. (1) Any animal or dog which constitutes a physical threat to human beings or to domestic animals by virtue of a known history to endanger life or cause serious injury by an unprovoked assault so as to cause serious injury and has, on two separate occasions, off the owner’s property and without reasonable cause, caused serious injury to a person or domestic animal as defined by Wis. Stat. §174.001(2q).”
Section 2. Section 12.05(12)(e) is hereby amended to read as follows:
“(e) Whenever a dangerous dog has caused serious injury to a person or domestic animal on two separate occasions off the owner’s property, without reasonable cause, and the owner of the dog was notified or knew prior to the second injury that the dog caused the first injury, the dog shall be permanently removed from the Village or humanely euthanized. Such removal shall take place within 72 hours of the second bite inflicted by the dog and the keeper or owner thereof shall submit proof of such removal or euthanization to the Village Clerk or Police Department, and shall surrender the license and license tags for the dog, within said 72-hour period.”
Section 3. Section 12.05(13)(a)(5) is hereby created to read as follows:
“Where a dangerous dog has on two separate occasions caused serious injury to a person or domestic animal off the owner’s property without reasonable cause, the Village Board or Chief of Police or their appointees or their designees may commence a civil action to obtain a judgment from the Court ordering an officer to kill the dog in a proper and humane manner.”
Section 4. This Ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication.
Passed and adopted on this 10th day of September, 2012.
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH
/s/ Gerald DeWolfe, President
Attest: /s/ Peggy Nelson, Clerk
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