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IA - Lost Property - Chapter 556F. Lost Property


This section comprises Iowa's Lost Property Act.

IA - Maquoketa - Breed - 4-1-7B PIT BULL TERRIERS PROHIBITED.


In Maquoketa, Iowa, it shall be unlawful for any person, from and after six (6) months following the passage and publication of this ordinance, to keep, maintain, or have in his or her possession or under his or her control, within the city limits of the City of Maquoketa, Iowa, a pit bull terrier, as defined in this section.

IA - Ordinances - 331.381. Duties relating to services



This Iowa statute states that the county board shall provide for the seizure, impoundment, and disposition of dogs in accordance with chapter 351.

IA - Ordinances - 351.36. Enforcement



This Iowa statute provides that local health and law enforcement officials shall enforce state provisions relating to vaccination and impoundment of dogs.  It further states that such public officials shall not be responsible for any accident or disease of a dog resulting from the enforcement of the provisions of the sections.

IA - Ordinances - Chapter 351. Dogs and Other Animals.



This Iowa state provides that the chapter relating to state dogs running at large laws does not limit the power of any city or county to prohibit dogs and other animals from running at large, whether or not they have been vaccinated for rabies, and does not limit the power of any city or county to provide additional measures for the restriction of dogs and other animals for the control of rabies and for other purposes.

IA - Ottumwa - Breed - ARTICLE IV. - DANGEROUS ANIMALS (Pit Bull Ordinance)


In Ottumwa, Iowa, no person shall keep, shelter, or harbor pit bull terriers, with exceptions, because they are deemed to be dangerous. A violation is a simple misdemeanor resulting in a minimum fine of $100. The prohibition does not apply to dogs participating in a dog show (if properly restrained) or being treated at a veterinary hospital.


IA - Pet Shop - Chapter 162. Care of Animals in Commercial Establishments.

The purpose of this chapter is to insure that all dogs and cats handled by boarding kennels, commercial kennels, commercial breeders, dealers, and public auctions are provided with humane care and treatment by regulating the transportation, sale, purchase, housing, care, handling, and treatment of such animals.
IA - Sioux City - Breed - Chapter 7.10 PIT BULLS PROHIBITED


The City of Sioux City, Iowa makes it unlawful to own, transport, or sell any pit bull, with exceptions.  Pit bulls currently and continuously registered, licensed, properly confined and cared for are exempt from the ban, but a failure to maintain its status immediately removes its exemption. The poundmaster is authorized to immediately impound any pit bull that does not fall within one of the exceptions and is mandated to destroy the pit bull within ten calendar days.

IA - Trusts for Pets - Chapter 633A. Iowa Trust Code.


This Iowa statute allows for the creation of a trust for the continuing care of animal living at the settlor's death (note that the actual text does not state "domestic" or "pet" animal).  This type of trust, allowed generally through the provisions for lawful noncharitable trusts, is valid for up to twenty-one years, whether or not the terms of the trust contemplates a longer duration.  The trust terminates when when no living animal is covered by its terms.

IA - Veterinary - Veterinary Practice Code


These are the state's veterinary practice laws.  Among the provisions include licensing requirements, laws concerning the state veterinary board, veterinary records laws, and the laws governing disciplinary actions for impaired or incompetent practitioners.

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