A. Excepting those circumstances where the provisions of Chapter 16.08 RCW provides a different penalty, any person who violates a provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be found guilty of a misdemeanor.
B. Any dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog shall be immediately confiscated by an animal control upon the commission of any act identified in RCW 16.08.100(1) or as may otherwise be allowed by law.
C. Any person violating this chapter shall pay all expenses, including shelter, food, veterinary expenses for identification or certification of the breed of the animal or boarding and veterinary expenses necessitated by the seizure of any dog for the protection of the public, and such other expenses as may be required for the destruction of any such dog.
D. Any dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog which attacks a human being or domestic animal may be ordered destroyed when, in the Court’s judgment, such dog represents a continuing threat of serious harm to human beings or domestic animals. [Ord. 577 § 9, 2014; Ord. 40 § 4, 1996.]