40-34-14 Vicious dog defined.
Vicious dog defined.
For the purposes of §§ 40-34-13 to 40-34-15, inclusive, a
vicious dog is:
Any dog which, when unprovoked, in a vicious or terrorizing manner approaches in
apparent attitude of attack, or bites, inflicts injury, assaults, or otherwise attacks a human
being upon the streets, sidewalks, or any public grounds or places; or
Any dog which, on private property, when unprovoked, in a vicious or terrifying manner
approaches in apparent attitude of attack, or bites, or inflicts injury, or otherwise attacks
a mailman, meter reader, serviceman, journeyman, delivery man, or other employed
person who is on private property by reason of permission of the owner or occupant of
such property or who is on private property by reason of a course of dealing with the
owner of such private property.
SL 1988, ch 330, § 2.