Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated Code of Virginia. Title 3.2. Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food. Subtitle V. Domestic Animals. Chapter 65. Comprehensive Animal Care. Article 6. Authority of Local Governing Bodies. § 3.2-6541. Authority to prohibit training of attack dogs

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Primary Citation:  Va. Code Ann. § 3.2-6541 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2014 Alternate Citation:  VA ST § 3.2-6541 Date Adopted:  1999
Summary:

This Virginia statute provides that Fairfax County may enact an ordinance that prohibits persons from training dogs on residential property to attack.

Statute Text: 

Fairfax County may enact an ordinance that prohibits persons from training dogs on residential property to attack. As used in this section, "attack" means to attack or respond aggressively, either with or without command. Any such ordinance shall exempt from its provisions the training of dogs owned by any person who resides on the property.

Acts 2008, c. 860, eff. Oct. 1, 2008.

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

Derivation:

Acts 1999, c. 848; § 3.1-796.93:2.
 
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