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Dangerous Animals

Dangerous Classified Animals Located in Leon County

Leon County Animal Control receives and investigates complaints about animals every year that threaten or harm people or pets. Some of these cases result in animals being classified as dangerous. If you believe an animal is loose and dangerous, please contact Leon County Animal Control at 850-606-5400 or the Leon County Sheriff's Office at 850-922-3300. A Leon County Animal Control Officer will respond and investigate the complaint.

Definition of Dangerous

A dangerous animal shall mean an animal that has, when unprovoked, 

  1. aggressively bitten, attacked, or endangered or has inflicted severe injury on a human being on public or private property; or
  2. has more than once severely injured or killed a domestic animal while off the owner’s property; or
  3. has, when unprovoked, chased or approached a person upon the streets, sidewalks, or any public grounds in a menacing fashion, or an apparent attitude of attack,
  4. provided that such actions as set forth and described in paragraphs a), b) and c) above are attested to in a sworn statement by one or more persons and dutifully investigated by the appropriate authority.

Read the Leon County Ordinance dealing with dangerous animals.

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