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Law Summary

Destin states that a cat that viciously chases passers-by is a â??bad catâ??.

Full Text of the Law

Sec. 4-8. Bad dog; bad cat. (a) It shall be unlawful and a civil infraction for the owner or custodian of any dog or cat to permit it to bite, inflict injury upon, or otherwise attack a person or another animal without provocation. Any dog or cat which attacks and bites a person or another animal without provocation shall be deemed a "bad dog" or "bad cat" and the owner or custodian of such animal shall pay a civil penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00). (b) It shall be unlawful and a civil infraction for any dog or cat, when unprovoked, to approach or chase any person in an apparent attitude of attack or in a vicious or terrorizing manner, such dog or cat shall be deemed a "bad dog" or "bad cat". (Ord. No. 65.3, § 8, 3-19-90)

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