The owner or person in control of a dog may be held liable for a dog bite or attack if the dog had a vicious propensity shown by prior bites or attacks or if the dog was allowed access to the person in violation of a leash law. O.C.G.A. § 51-2-7. A plaintiff must show that (1) the owner carelessly managed or allowed the animal to go at liberty; (2) the animal was vicious or unrestrained at the time of injury in violation of a local oridnance requiring such restraint; and (3) the animal caused injury. Matta-Troncoso v. Tyner, 343 Ga. App. 63, 806 S.E.2d 10 (2017).
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