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West's Wyoming Statutes Annotated. Title 11. Agriculture, Livestock and Other Animals. Chapter 31. Dogs and Cats. Article 1. In General. (Dangerous Dog Provisions)

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Citation: WY ST 11-31-105 - 108

Citation: W. S. 1977 11-31-105 - 108


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 10/2013

Summary:   This Wyoming statute provides that every person, firm, copartnership, corporation or company owning any dog, which to his knowledge has killed sheep or other livestock, shall exterminate and destroy the dog.


Statute in Full:

§ 11-31-105. Killing sheep or other domestic animals; liability of owner 

§ 11-31-106. Killing sheep or other domestic animals; destruction

§ 11-31-107. Running livestock; when killing authorized; liability to owner; exception

§ 11-31-108. Running livestock; penalty for permitting

 

§ 11-31-105. Killing sheep or other domestic animals; liability of owner

The owner of any dog is liable for all damages that accrue to any person, firm or corporation by reason of the dog killing, wounding, worrying or chasing any sheep or other domestic animals belonging to the person, firm or corporation. If two (2) or more dogs owned by different persons kill, wound, chase or worry any sheep or other domestic animals, the persons are jointly and severally liable for all damage done by the dogs. Any person who harbors about his premises a dog for twenty (20) days shall be taken and held as the owner and is liable for all damages that the dog commits.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1933, ch. 90, § 1; Laws 1978, ch. 32, § 1.

 

§ 11-31-106. Killing sheep or other domestic animals; destruction

Every person, firm, copartnership, corporation or company owning any dog, which to his knowledge has killed sheep or other livestock, shall exterminate and destroy the dog.

Laws 1933, Sp. Sess., ch. 27, § 2; Laws 1978, ch. 32, § 1.


§ 11-31-107. Running livestock; when killing authorized; liability to owner; exception

Dogs running livestock against the wish of the owner of the livestock may be killed at once in cases where the livestock has been injured or is threatened with injury. The person killing any dog running livestock is not liable to the owner where the vicious character of the dog or the damage or danger of damage is shown. When livestock is trespassing upon property the property owner may use dogs to drive and keep off livestock from the property.

Credits
Laws 1890, ch. 39, § 29; Laws 1965, ch. 14, § 1; Laws 1978, ch. 32, § 1.

Codifications: R.S. 1899, § 2014; C.S. 1910, § 2622; C.S. 1920, § 3116; R.S. 1931, § 67-227; C.S. 1945, § 56-528; W.S. 1957, § 11-582; W.S. 1977, § 11-36-107.

 

§ 11-31-108. Running livestock; penalty for permitting

Any person who permits or directs any dog owned by him or in his possession or in the possession of his employee to chase or run any cattle or other livestock of which he is not the owner and of which he is not in control, farther than one hundred (100) yards from his land, upon government lands, or away from any watering place upon the open range, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) or more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or imprisoned not more than six (6) months, or both.

Credits
Laws 1913, ch. 2, § 1; Laws 1978, ch. 32, § 1; Laws 1981, ch. 98, § 2.

Codifications: C.S. 1920, § 3118; R.S. 1931, § 67-229; C.S. 1945, § 56-2106; W.S. 1957, § 11-583; W.S. 1977, § 11-36-108.




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