Hillsborough County Ordinance 6-27 Section 9-A governs "Vicious animals and dangerous dogs." In Hillsborough County:
"No person shall allow a companion animal, when unprovoked, to bite, attack, endanger, or inflict injury on a human, domestic animal, or livestock while on public or private property; or chase or approach an individual upon the streets, sidewalks, or any public grounds in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack."
Under that ordinance, violators may be held liable for having "prior knowledge of a dog's dangerous propensities," which may expose an owner to further liability if the dog attacks or bites another person in the future.
Additionally, an owner may be fined up to $500 if convicted.
If you have been cited under this county ordinance, call the law firm of Taracks & Associates today for a free, confidential consultation. We will explain this citation to you and your options free of charge. Call today at 813-281-2897. Taracks & Associates – The Advocate For You.