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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, 77-1-10

Citation: NM ST 77-1-10


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 01/2014

Summary:   This New Mexico statute provides that it is unlawful for any person to keep any animal known to be vicious and liable to attack or injure human beings unless such animal is securely kept to prevent injury to any person.  It is also unlawful to keep any unvaccinated dog or cat or any animal with any symptom of rabies or to fail or to refuse to destroy vicious animals or unvaccinated dogs or cats with symptoms of rabies.


Statute in Full:

A. It is unlawful for any person to keep any animal known to be vicious and liable to attack or injure human beings unless such animal is securely kept to prevent injury to any person.

B. It is unlawful to keep any unvaccinated dog or cat or any animal with any symptom of rabies.

C. It is unlawful to fail or to refuse to destroy vicious animals or unvaccinated dogs or cats with symptoms of rabies as prescribed by regulation of the health and environment department [FN1] for the protection of public health and safety.

L. 1901, Ch. 105, § 3; L. 1959, Ch. 176, § 7; L. 1973, Ch. 170, § 7; L. 1977, Ch. 253, § 56; L. 1979, Ch. 194, § 3

Formerly Code 1915, § 220; C.S. 1929, § 4-2003; 1941 Comp., § 49-104; 1953 Comp., § 47-1-3

[FN1] Now the department of health.

 



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