Kenosha Common Council To Consider Changes To Vicious Animal Ordinance

By Pete Serzant, WLIP News

KENOSHA, WI (WLIP)–The Kenosha Common Council will consider changes to the city’s vicious animal ordinance.

If approved, the reviewing authority of a vicious animal determination will belong to the Public Safety and Welfare Committee.

Owners of animals will still be allowed to keep them on their property however the owners will have to post a sign within certain specifications that would alert someone near the property that the animal has been declared dangerous by the city’s Health Department.

Currently a generic “Beware of Dog” sign is allowed. Also notification of the ruling will be sent by First Class Mail as well as through other specified means.

In Kenosha an animal is declared vicious if it is found to have menaced or attacked another animal or person.

There are other requirements an owner must meet to keep the vicious animal on their property as well as before they sell or give the animal away.