|WI - Rabies - 95.21. Rabies control program||
Under this Wisconsin statute, rabies vaccinations are required for dogs, and they must be revaccinated once every year. The owner must attach the rabies vaccination tag to a collar, which must be kept on the dog at all time. The tag must have the serial number of the vaccination certificate, the year the vaccination was given and the name, address and telephone number of the supervising veterinarian. An owner who fails to have a dog vaccinated against rabies may be required to forfeit $50 to $100.
|WI - Ordinances - Subchapter IV. Town Board. 60.23. Miscellaneous powers||
This Wisconsin statute provides that the town board may enact and enforce ordinances, and provide forfeitures for violations of those ordinances, that are the same as or similar to ordinances that may be enacted by a county to regulate dogs running at large under s. 59.54(20).
|WI - Ordinances - 59.54. Public protection and safety||
This Wisconsin statute provides that a local board may enact ordinances regulating the keeping, apprehension, impounding and destruction of dogs outside the corporate limits of any city or village, but such ordinances shall not conflict with ss. 174.01 and 174.042, and such ordinances may not apply in any town that has enacted an ordinance under s. 60.23(30).
|WI - Ordinances - 59.52. County administration||
This Wisconsin statute provides a schedule for destruction of obsolete town records, which includes dog licenses after three years.
|WI - Lost Property - Chapter 170. Strays and Lost Chattels.||
These statutes comprise Wisconsin's lost property provisions.
|WI - Impound - 173.23. Disposition of animals||
This Wisconsin statue provides the necessary elements for an owner needs to retrieve his or her impounded dog. Included are reasonable proof of ownership, licensure if required by statute or ordinance, proof of vaccination as required by ordinance, and payment of charges. If an animal is not claimed, the statute outlines several dispositions, such as adoption, euthanization, and sale of the animal at public auction, including sale at a licensed animal market.
|WI - Impound - 173.13. Taking custody of animals||
This Wisconsin statute provides that a humane officer may take into custody (impound) an animal that he or she has reasonable grounds to believe is abandoned, stray, unwanted, unlicensed/untagged, not in compliance with an ordinance or quarantine, has caused damage, has been a participant in a fight, is the victim of cruelty, or was delivered by a veterinarian under the provisions of this statute. If the owner of the impounded animal is known to the humane officer, then the officer shall promptly notify the owner in writing if he or she can be identified and located with reasonable effort.
|WI - Importation - Wildlife, Chapter 10. Animal Diseases and Movement.||
|WI - Import - 95.20. Import and movement of animals||
Under this Wisconsin statute, the importation or movement of animals may be prohibited or regulated if it is necessary to prevent the introduction or spread of a disease that threatens the health of animals or of humans.
|WI - Hunting - 951.09. Shooting at caged or staked animals||
This Wisconsin statute prohibits the killing or aiding in killing or wounding by use of deadly weapon of any animal that is tied, staked out, caged or otherwise intentionally confined in a man-made enclosure, regardless of size. However, nothing in this section prohibits the shooting of any wild game in its wild state.