Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham,  Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

 November 10, 2005

Staff Lead:


Kevin J. Burke, County Attorney

County Attorney


An Ordinance to Amend the Definition of Dangerous Dog Within Section 4-1 of the County Code

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: 

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.

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's Office/Animal Control