Cobb County Government

Sec. 10-1. - Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Sec. 10-10. - Requirements for possessing dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs; registration; insurance; inspection.

(a) Certificate required. It shall be unlawful for any person to have or possess a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog without a certificate of registration issued by the county. No more than one certificate of registration shall be granted per person or owner for a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog. No more than one certificate shall be issued per domicile.

Sec. 10-11. - Control of animal.

(a) General control.

  • (1) It shall be unlawful for the owner of any animal to permit such animal to be out of his immediate control and restraint, or to be left unattended off the premises of the owner, or to be upon the property of another person without the permission of the owner or person in possession of such other property.

Sec. 10-12. - Attacking or biting animals.

The owner of any animal that exhibits the characteristics or behavior as set forth in the definition of "attacking or biting animal" [in section 10-1] shall be in violation of this chapter.

(Ord. of 9-23-80, § 26; Ord. of 6-11-85; Ord. of 10-24-89; Res. of 11-9-93; Code 1977, § 3-5-24; Ord. of 5-24-05)

Sec. 10-121. - Cruelty to animals.

(a) Any person who abuses an animal, or aids another person in abusing an animal, or causes or permits an animal to abuse another animal, by acting or failing to act, shall be in violation of this chapter. Cruelty to an animal includes but is not limited to:

Sec. 10-121.1. - Aggravated cruelty to animals.

(a) Any person shall be in violation of this chapter and shall be guilty of aggravated cruelty who knowingly and maliciously causes or aids another person or animal in causing or attempting to cause the death, physical harm or serious disfigurement of an animal by, but not limited to, any of the following:

Sec. 10-138. - Sanitation.

(a) Animal owners, or persons who care for animals at the person's residence, must keep their property, including but not limited to their yards, porches, balconies, decks, and interior living spaces reasonably free of animal waste including feces and urine and the residue thereof.

Sec. 10-14. - Prohibited animals.

It shall be unlawful to purchase, sell, own, possess, harbor or breed skunks, foxes, prairie dogs, raccoons, coyotes, wolves, hybrid wolves, any hybrid animal that is part wild animal, exotic cats or any other wildlife unless licensed by the respective federal or state department of agriculture to possess such animal.

(Ord. of 6-11-85; Ord. of 10-24-89; Res. of 11-9-93; Ord. of 6-28-94; Code 1977, § 3-5-26; Ord. of 5-24-05)