Attorneys Representing Dog Attack Victims Across Texas
This website is maintained by the Law Offices of Dean Malone, P.C., a Dallas, Texas law firm representing people across Texas for dog bite injury cases. We have attempted to provide useful information for those harmed by animal attacks.
Texas Dangerous Dog Act – Regulation of Dangerous Dogs and Their OwnersFriday, July 23rd, 2010
Texas has a dangerous dog statute (the “Act”) which regulates dangerous dogs and their owners. The statute is in Chapter 822 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. The Act contains a definition for a dangerous dog, and it provides certain procedures for seizure and euthanization of dogs that are a danger to society. Dogs which cause death of or serious bodily injury to a person can be seized, and the Act sets forth related hearing procedures. A dog owner can also be criminally prosecuted under the Act in certain circumstances. We will post in the future information about certain portions of the Act.