WVC 19 - 20 - 21
§19-20-21. License fee for keeping vicious or dangerous dog.
Any person who keeps a dog which is generally considered to
be vicious, for the purpose of protection, shall acquire a
special license therefor from the county assessor. The assessor
shall charge ten dollars for such license. Such license shall be
required in addition to the license required under section two of
this article. The keeper or owner shall properly secure such dog
in such a manner so as to prevent injury to a person who lawfully
passes through or enters upon the property of the keeper or
owner. Nothing contained in this section shall constitute a
defense to any action for personal injury, wrongful death or
damage to property.