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Dog Attack Injury Attorney: Sugar Land has Ordinances Prohibiting At-Large Dogs and More – Part 4

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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In Sugar Land, Texas, the law pertaining to dangerous dogs is more stringent than state requirements, found in the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 822. The following is Section 3-37 regarding dangerous dog ordinances in Sugar Land, continued from Part 3, which included Section 3-36:

  • If the custodianship or ownership of a dangerous dog is changed, the name and address of the new custodian or owner must be provided to animal services by the previous dog’s custodian or owner.
  • If the dangerous dog’s new custodian or owner lives in Sugar Land, animal services must notify the new custodian or owner of the following:
    • The dog has been deemed a dangerous dog;
    • Registration of the dog is required but is not transferable; and
    • The new custodian or owner has a responsibility to comply with all of the dangerous dog requirements under city ordinances.
  • The new custodian or owner has 13 days to register the dog, from the day of receipt of the dog or from the date of receipt of notice from animal services that the dog has been deemed dangerous, whichever occurs first.
  • If the new custodian or owner of a dangerous dog resides outside of the city, animal services is required to notify both the new owner and the appropriate animal control service which has authority in the area with regard to the fact that a dog previously determined to be dangerous has been transferred to that area.

Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 for more about Sugar Land dog ordinances in this ongoing series, including more about dangerous dog and vicious dog ordinances.

–Guest Contributor

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