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Old 05-06-19, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
What about a girl entering the property to sell girl scout cookies and get mauled after ringing the door bell? Is that provoked or unprovoked?
I don't know.

My guess - and this is only a guess - is that the owner would be cited for not having a dog under control. In most counties around me a dog must be under control - fenced, leashed, invisible fence or certified as trained and actively under voice control of the owner. A dog simply on the owner's property isn't necessarily under control.

I'm not 100% sure though. That would be up to the animal control officer and perhaps a judge and jury.

In the case of the cyclist here in Georgia, it was multiple, unprovoked attacks on public roads. Animal Control impounded the dog. The owners didn't want it. "It will be with us permanently" was what the rider was told when he called Animal Control for status.


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