Cobb County Government

Sec. 10-12.1. - Vicious animals; possession of vicious animals.

(a) The owner of any animal shall be in violation of this chapter if the animal engages in any activity or exhibits any behavior as defined a "vicious animal" by this chapter under section 10-1.

(b) Upon being adjudicated guilty of or entering a guilty plea or nolo contendere plea to a charge made under this provision, the owner of the vicious animal, if allowed to maintain the animal will have to adhere to the following requirements for possessing a vicious animal:

  • (1) The owner must possess a proper enclosure to confine the vicious animal; and
  • (2) The owner must post the premises with a vicious animal warning sign.

(c) Right to inspect. CCAC shall have the right to inspect, randomly and without notice, a vicious animal which is required to be confined pursuant to this section in its environment. Permission of the owner or person in custody of the animal confined shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(d) Any person who releases a vicious animal either willfully through failure to exercise due care or control or who takes such animal out of such proper enclosure in such a manner which is likely to cause injury to another person or damage to the property of another person shall be in violation of this chapter.

(Ord. of 5-24-05)