Pickens County’s Classification for Dangerous Dogs

November 17, 2022

When considering an attorney to represent you in a personal injury such as an animal attack, it’s important to find one that is aware of local laws and ordinances. To stay on top of nuances in the law that can help our clients, we present the following:

Pickens County, Georgia – Code of Ordinances Chapter 14 – ANIMALS ARTICLE III. – DANGEROUS DOG CONTROL Sec. 14-50. – Classification of vicious or dangerous dog.

  1. Upon receiving a report of a dog believed to be subject to classification as a dangerous dog or vicious dog within a dog control officer’s jurisdiction, the dog control officer shall make such investigations as necessary to determine whether such dog is subject to classification as a dangerous dog or vicious dog.
  2. When a dog control officer determines that a dog is subject to classification as a dangerous dog or vicious dog, the dog control officer shall mail a dated notice to the dog’s owner within 72 hours. Such notice shall include a summary of the dog control officer’s determination and shall state that the owner has a right to request a hearing from the board on the dog control officer’s determination within seven days after the date shown on the notice. The notice shall provide a form for requesting the hearing and shall state that if a hearing is not requested within the allotted time, the dog control officer’s determination shall become effective for all purposes under this article. If an owner cannot be located within ten days of a dog control officer’s determination that a dog is subject to classification as a dangerous dog or vicious dog, such dog may be released to an animal shelter or humanely euthanized, as determined by the dog control officer. (CONTINUES…)

(Ord. of 11-20-2014(1); Res. of 4-19-2018(1))

 

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Pet owners of dogs that have gotten loose or have attacked other people need to be aware that their window to respond to any notice of their dog being classified as dangerous promptly.
Contact McGahren Law today for a free consultation about any dog bite incident and to know your legal rights.

DISCLAIMER: The information herein is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. For any legal matters, we urge you to take the advice of an attorney familiar with your case.
DISCLAIMER: The information herein is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. For any legal matters, we urge you to take the advice of an attorney familiar with your case.