|WI - Lost Property - Chapter 170. Strays and Lost Chattels.||W. S. A. 170.01 - 12||WI ST 170.01 - 12||These statutes comprise Wisconsin's lost property provisions.||Statute|
|WI - Montello - Breed - § 117-17 Pit Bull Dogs.||MONTELLO, WI., CODE § 117-17 (1989)||
In Montello, Wisconsin, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any pit bull dog, provided that dogs previously registered may be kept subject to certain requirement. These requirements are keeping the dog properly confined or on a leash and muzzle, posting a "Beware of Dog” sign, keeping $50,000 liability insurance, and taking photographs for identification purposes. Sale or transfer of ownership of pit bulls is prohibited. Failure to comply may result in the seizure and impoundment of the dog, a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to 30 days.
|WI - Ordinances - 59.52. County administration||W. S. A. 59.52||WI ST 59.52||This Wisconsin statute provides a schedule for destruction of obsolete town records, which includes dog licenses after three years.||Statute|
|WI - Ordinances - 59.54. Public protection and safety||W. S. A. 59.54||WI ST 59.54||
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 - Subchapter IV. Town Board. 60.23. Miscellaneous powers||W. S. A. 60.23||WI ST 60.23||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).||Statute|
|WI - Rabies - 95.21. Rabies control program||W. S. A. 95.21||WI ST 95.21||Except as provided in s. 174.054 or sub. (9)(d), the owner of a dog shall have the dog vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian or, if a veterinarian is physically present at the location the vaccine is administered, by a veterinary technician, at no later than 5 months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial vaccination. The owner of a dog shall have the dog revaccinated against rabies before the date that the immunization expires as stated on the certificate of vaccination or, if no date is specified, within 3 years after the previous vaccination. The owner shall attach the rabies vaccination tag or a substitute tag to a collar and a collar with the tag attached shall be kept on the dog at all times.||Statute|
|WI - Racing - Chapter 562. Regulation of Racing and on-Track Pari-Mutuel Wagering||W. S. A. 562.001 - 13||WI ST 562.001 - 13||Wisconsin's department of administration is responsible for issuing licenses for occupations of participants in horse racing and dog racing. In order to own and operate a racetrack where pari-mutuel wagering is conducted a license must be obtained. Before a license is obtained, a public hearing must be held and the city in which the racetrack is to operate must adopt the resolution. The Department is required to appoint an administrator that has experience in gaming management and knowledge of animal racing and pari-mutuel wagering. Greyhounds are required to be registered with the National Greyhound Association of Abilene, Kansas in order to enter into a race. This statute also prohibits the use of live lure or bait in the training of race dogs. A dog may not be entered into a race if it was trained with live bait.||Statute|
|WI - Research animals - 36.40. Use of animals for research purposes||W.S.A. 36.40||WI ST 36.40||This Wisconsin law states that the board of higher education for the University of Wisconsin System shall adopt criteria for researchers to follow regarding humane treatment of animals for scientific research purposes.||Statute|
|WI - Slaughter - 95.80. Humane slaughtering||W. S. A. 95.80, .99||WI ST 95.80, .99||Under this Wisconsin statute, livestock may only be slaughtered by humane methods, such that they are rendered insensible to pain by a single blow or shot of a mechanical instrument or by electrical, chemical or other means that is rapid and effective, before being shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut. Religious ritual slaughter practices whereby the animal suffers loss of consciousness by anemia of the brain caused by the simultaneous and instantaneous severance of the carotid arteries with a sharp instrument, are also considered to be “humane.”||Statute|
|WI - Somerset - Breed - Sec. 7-1-9. Wild, exotic and dangerous animals; pit bull dogs.||SOMERSET, WI., CODE OF ORDINANCES § 7-1-9 (2000)||
It is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any pit bull dog in Somerset Wisconsin, with exceptions for dogs registered prior to the effective date of the pit bull ban. Such dogs are subject to certain requirements, such as proper confinement or the use of a leash and muzzle, posting “Beware of Dog” signs, and keeping $50,000 liability insurance. Puppies born to such dogs must be removed from the city after 6 weeks.