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Mckinney's Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated. Agriculture and Markets Law. Chapter 69. Of the Consolidated Laws. Article 26. Animals.

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Citation: McKinney's Agriculture and Markets Law 366

Citation: NY AGRI & MKTS 366


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 01/2014

Summary:   This New York statute provides that it is a crime to steal dogs, defined as:  removing the collar, identification tag or any other identification by which the owner may be ascertained from any dog, cat or any other domestic animal; seizing or molesting any dog, while it is being held or led by any person or while it is properly muzzled or wearing a collar with an identification tag attached, except where such action is incidental to the enforcement of some law or regulation; or transporting any dog, not lawfully in his possession, for the purpose of killing or selling such dog.


Statute in Full:

It shall be unlawful for any person:

1. To remove or cause to be removed the collar, identification tag or any other identification by which the owner may be ascertained from any dog, cat or any other domestic animal as defined in subdivision seven of section one hundred eight of this chapter, or to entice any identified dog, cat or other such domestic animal into or out of any house or enclosure for the purpose of removing its collar, tag or any other identification, except with the owner's permission;

2. To entice, seize or molest any dog, while it is being held or led by any person or while it is properly muzzled or wearing a collar with an identification tag attached, except where such action is incidental to the enforcement of some law or regulation;

3. To transport any dog, not lawfully in his possession, for the purpose of killing or selling such dog.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this section, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not to exceed six months, or by both.

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(Added L.1965, c. 1047, § 3; amended L.1967, c. 37; L.1970, c. 176; L.1978, c. 220, § 5; L.1984, c. 878, § 1.)


 



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