§ 8–1903. Consequences of a dangerous or potentially dangerous dog determination.
(a) If the Mayor determines that a dog is a potentially dangerous or dangerous dog, the owner shall comply with the requirements of §§ 8-1904 and 8-1905 and any other special security or care requirements the Mayor may establish.
(b) If a potentially dangerous or dangerous dog has been impounded and determined to pose a threat to public safety, the Mayor may only return the dog to its owner if the owner has:
(1) Met the registration requirements of § 8-1904;
(2) Agreed to comply with the requirements of § 8-1905, where necessary; and
(3) Met or agreed to comply with any additional security or care requirements established by the Mayor.
(c) The Mayor may humanely destroy a dog if:
(1) The dog has been determined to be a threat to public safety if it is returned to the owner;
(2) The owner fails to comply with the registration requirements of § 8-1904, the requirements of § 8-1905, or any special security or care requirements established by the Mayor;
(3) The owner fails to reimburse the animal control agency for the costs and expenses of the dog’s impoundment as required by § 8-1902(d)(2); or
(4) The owner forfeits the dog for humane destruction.