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West's New Mexico Statutes Annotated. Chapter 77. Animals and Livestock. Article 1. Dogs and Domesticated Animals.

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Citation: NMSA 1978, 77-1-1

Citation: NM ST 77-1-1

Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 01/2014

Summary:   Dogs, cats and domestic birds are considered personal property in New Mexico.

Statute in Full:

That dogs, cats and domesticated fowls and birds shall be deemed and considered as personal property, and all remedies given for the recovery of personal property and of damages for injuries thereto are hereby extended to them.


L. 1912, Ch. 38, § 1.

Formerly Code 1915, § 26; C.S. 1929, § 4-101; 1941 Comp., § 49-101; 1953 Comp., § 47-1-1.


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