WVC 19 - 20 - 20
§19-20-20. Keeping vicious dogs; humane officers may kill such
Except as provided in section twenty-one of this article, no
person shall own, keep or harbor any dog known by him to be
vicious, dangerous, or in the habit of biting or attacking other
persons, whether or not such dog wears a tag or muzzle. Upon
satisfactory proof before a circuit court or magistrate that such
dog is vicious, dangerous, or in the habit of biting or attacking
other persons or other dogs or animals, the judge may authorize
the humane officer to cause such dog to be killed.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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