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The harboring, keeping, and maintaining of a potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog contrary to this chapter is a public nuisance and is subject to abatement by judicial procedure or by a summary abatement in an emergency or life-threatening situation. If summary removal of a dog occurs, the dog shall not be destroyed before a hearing can be held concerning the removal and destruction unless public health and safety requires otherwise. (Ord. 547 § 1, 2019)