What is a Dangerous Dog Hearing?

Animal Control, which is a division of the Wichita Police Department, in order to protect the community, can make an administrative determination that a dog is dangerous or potentially dangerous based on certain criteria. The individual will then be notified of the determination and Animal Control will put restrictions on the dog such as annual registration, liability insurance, and/or mandatory dog enclosures. The defendant has the right to appeal the decision of Animal Control to the court. There will be a hearing set in which victims can speak to the judge about the dog. Victim letters are not typically sent for these type of hearings since they are scheduled quickly for safety reasons. You might receive a call from the Victim/Witness Advocate about your availability for the hearing.

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1. What are Environmental/Animal Court cases?
2. What is a Dangerous Dog Hearing?
3. Who can be a victim of a dog attack/bite?
4. What should you do to prepare for this court date?