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The Board of Supervisors finds and declares all of the following:
Potentially dangerous and vicious dogs have become a serious threat to the safety and welfare of the citizens of this county and nuisance dogs present a threat to the peace and quiet of unincorporated areas. (Ord. 1937, § 1, 7/30/1991)
The number and severity of unprovoked attacks by potentially dangerous and vicious dogs have increased and have resulted in the death of a child and serious injuries to numerous individuals, including injury and death to other domestic pets. (Ord. 1937, § 1, 7/30/1991)
The failure of owners of such potentially dangerous and vicious dogs to properly confine or control their animals is the primary cause of the increased incidence of attacks upon persons and other animals and the disturbance of the peace and quiet of unincorporated areas. (Ord. 1937, § 1, 7/30/1991)
The necessity for the regulation and control of vicious, potentially dangerous and public nuisance dogs is a county problem, requiring county regulation, and existing county ordinances are inadequate to deal with this threat to the public health and safety posed by vicious, potentially dangerous and public nuisance dogs. (Ord. 1937, § 1, 7/30/1991)