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Dangerous Dogs

Sec. 8-45. Dangerous dog registration.
(a) No owner may keep a dangerous dog, except a dog used by law enforcement officers for police work, without a certificate of registration issued under this chapter. The certificate of registration shall be acquired within fourteen (14) days from the incident giving rise to the classification or within fourteen (14) days of termination of any criminal action.
(b) No dog which has been declared or determined a dangerous dog or has exhibited level 2 behavior (see definition of “dangerous dog” in section 8-22) outside the Lewiston city boundaries shall be retained within the city limits without a dangerous dog certificate of registration. Official records from appropriate enforcement agencies may be used to establish the character of any dog being brought within the boundaries of the city.
(c) The animal control authority of the city shall issue a certificate of registration to the owner of a dangerous dog upon payment of the fee set forth in section 8-25 if the owner presents to the authority sufficient evidence of:

(1) A proper enclosure to confine a dangerous dog; and
(2) The posting of the premises with a clearly visible warning sign that there is a dangerous dog on the property, and a sign with a warning symbol that informs children of the presence of a dangerous dog; and
(3) A surety bond issued by a surety insurer, qualified under the Idaho Code, in a form acceptable to the animal control authority, in the sum of at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), payable to any person injured by the dangerous dog; or
(4) A policy of liability insurance, such as homeowner’s insurance, issued by an insurer, qualified under the Idaho Code, in the amount of at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), insuring the owner for any personal injuries inflicted by the dangerous dog.

(Ord. No. 3927, § 23, 11-7-88; Ord. No. 3994, § 9, 3-4-91; Ord. No. 4095, § 1, 4-4-94)