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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 620. Requirements Pertaining to the Establishment of the Dangerous Dog Registry

2VAC5-620-80. Notification requirements for dangerous dog incidents.

A. At any time during the adjudication process or after a dog has been found to be a dangerous dog by a court of competent jurisdiction, the dog's owner shall notify the local animal control officer within 24 hours if any of the following occur:

1. The dog is loose or unconfined.

2. The dog bites or attacks a person or another animal.

3. There is a complaint that the dog bit or attacked a person or another animal.

4. Any claims are made or lawsuits are brought as a result of any attack by the dog.

5. The dog is sold, given away, or dies.

B. The local animal control officer who receives notification in accordance with subsection A of this section shall update the Dangerous Dog Registry with these facts within five business days of receipt of such notification.

Statutory Authority

§§ 3.2-6540 and 3.2-6542 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 10, eff. December 18, 2012; Volume 36, Issue 19, eff. May 11, 2020.

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