North Carolina General Statutes § 67-4.2 Precautions against attacks by dangerous dogs

(a)        It is unlawful for an owner to:

(1)        Leave a dangerous dog unattended on the owner's real property unless the dog is confined indoors, in a securely enclosed and locked pen, or in another structure designed to restrain the dog;

(2)        Permit a dangerous dog to go beyond the owner's real property unless the dog is leashed and muzzled or is otherwise securely restrained and muzzled.

(b)        If the owner of a dangerous dog transfers ownership or possession of the dog to another person (as defined in G.S. 12-3(6)), the owner shall provide written notice to:

(1)        The authority that made the determination under this Article, stating the name and address of the new owner or possessor of the dog; and

(2)        The person taking ownership or possession of the dog, specifying the dog's dangerous behavior and the authority's determination.

(c)        Violation of this section is a Class 3 misdemeanor. (1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1023; 1993, c. 539, s. 532; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)

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