Ann Arbor Dog Bite Injuries & Laws

If you own a dog, you carry the responsiblity of following the dog bite laws in the city in which you live. Almost every city has a set of laws that apply to dog owners. In Ann Arbor, there are a set of laws that apply to dog owners and they can be found in the Ann Arbor City Ordinances. The Ann Arbor dog bite laws include:

Sec. 9.47. Violations.

The owner of any dog or other animal shall be guilty of a violation of the chapter if:

  1. The dog is at any time not under reasonable control;
  2. The animal causes a noise nuisance;
  3. The animal causes a sanitation nuisance;
  4. The dog or dog-owner is in violation of any dog play area regulation
  5. The animal is vicious;
  6. The dog is at a location other than as specified in a confinement order issued pursuant to this chapter;
  7. The animal has symptoms of rabies or has bitten or been bitten by another animal showing symptoms of rabies and the owner fails to notify an Animal Control Officer of that fact;
  8. The owner fails to comply with all the terms of a confinement order;
  9. A dangerous dog, when kept out of doors, is not in a pen or kennel sufficient to restrain the dog and surrounded by a perimeter fence not sharing common fencing with the pen or kennel;
  10. The animal, other than a dog, is dangerous and is not kept indoors;
  11. The person is convicted of owning a vicious dog and then acquires another dog within 2 years of the date of the conviction.

The victim of an Ann Arbor dog bite will most likely file a report with either the local police or local Animal Control agency. When a report is filed, it is necessary to obtain the report. For a report filed with the police in Ann Arbor, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:

Ann Arbor Police Department, 100 N. Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Serious injuries can be caused from a dog bite or attack. If you or a family member suffer injuries due to a dog attack in Flint, contact one of our experienced Ann Arbor dog bite lawyers immediately to discuss your case. Call us now at (800) 606-1717.

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