Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham,  Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

 October 13, 2005

Staff Lead:


Kevin J. Burke, County Attorney

County Attorney


A Resolution Directing the County Administrator to Schedule a Public Hearing to Consider an Amendment to Section 4-1 of the Fauquier County Code, Definitions, to Revise the Definition of a Dangerous Dog

Topic Description:

The Code of Virginia permits the County to adopt a definition of dangerous dog which includes a dog which has attacked another dog, subject to several mandatory exemptions.  The current definition of dangerous dog applies only to a dog which has killed another dog.  The proposed revision tracks the statutory authorization.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

No financial impact is anticipated.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Fauquier County Sheriff/Animal Control