We will assess if an animal is a threat to public safety if it:
- Bites a person or another animal
- Is aggressive to a person or another animal
Based on how severe the incident was, we may make a dangerous animal declaration in one of three levels:
- Potentially-dangerous animal
- Dangerous animal
- Destruct order
Not all biting and aggression results in a dangerous animal declaration. In some cases, we'll issue a warning to the owner and keep it on file.