|WI - Dog Bite - Chapter 174. Dogs. 174.12. Actions against owners||
This Wisconsin statute outlines the allowance procedure by counties for damage done by dogs after a claim is filed and the county sues to recover from the owner of the damaging dog. The claimant shall first be notified that such action is contemplated and shall have been given a reasonable opportunity to be heard and to offer further evidence in support of the claimant's claim. It also provides that this chapter shall not in any way limit the existing right or authority of any town, village or city to pass ordinances for the keeping and regulating of dogs, or repeal or annul any existing statute or ordinance or local regulation governing the keeping and regulating of dogs.
|WI - Dog - Consolidated Dog Laws||
These Wisconsin statutes comprise the state's dog laws. Among the provisions include dog licensing provisions, hunting laws impacting dogs, and seizure of dogs by humane officers.
|WI - Dangerous dog - 174.11. Claims for damage by dogs to domestic animals including ranch mink||
This Wisconsin provides that the owner of any domestic animal, including a ranch mink, which is attacked, chased, injured or killed by a dog may, within 3 days after the owner has knowledge or notice thereof, file a written claim for damages with the clerk of the town, village or city in which the damage occurred. A hearing then occurs where witnesses may be subpoenaed under oath, and testimony relative to the claim is taken. The county board shall allow, as the amount of a claim for a domestic animal, including a ranch mink, injured by a dog, the amount determined to be the total of the costs resulting from the injury including a loss in fair market value but the total amount of the claim may not exceed the fair market value.
|WI - Cruelty - Consolidated Cruelty Statutes||
This section comprises the Wisconsin anti-cruelty section. Under the section, "animal" includes every living warm-blooded creature (except a human being), reptile, or amphibian. The section prohibits "mistreating animals," which is defined as treating any animal, whether belonging to the person or another, in a cruel manner. This section does not prohibit bona fide experiments carried on for scientific research or normal and accepted veterinary practices. This section also prohibits the instigation of dogfights, and has a unique provisions that prohibits the shooting of caged or staked animals.
|WI - Chickens, transport - 134.52. Shipment of chickens||
This Wisconsin statute requires that poultry not be overcrowded and the shipping container must be at least 13 inches in high on the inside and covered at the top in a way that prevents the chickens from getting caught in the top.
|WI - Cats - Question 62 - DEFEATED||
|WI - Cats - 59.79. Milwaukee County (cat license ordinance)||
[Editor's Note: in 2013, Section 12 concerning cats was repealed. The statute no longer references cats.] This Wisconsin statute provides that the board of commissioners in a county with a population of 500,000 or more may enact an ordinance requiring licenses for cats.
|WI - Breeder - Chapter ATCP 16. Dog Sellers and Dog Facility Operators.||
|WI - Breed - 95.13. Misrepresenting breed of domestic animal||
Under this Wisconsin statute, no person may sell any domestic animal or represent that such domestic animal is a pure bred animal, if the animal is not registered or entitled to be registered, in any pure breed registry for that breed.
|WI - Assistance Animals - Assistance Animal/Guide Dog Laws||
The following statutes comprise the state's relevant assistance animal and guide dog laws.