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KS - El Dorado - Breed - Chapter 6.20 WILD AND DANGEROUS ANIMALS (Pit Bull Ordinance)


In El Dorado, Kansas, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any pit bull dog, with an exception for dogs registered by March 1, 1988. Such dogs may remain within the city subject to the requirements, such as keeping it on a leash or confined and the use of “Beware of Dog” signs. A violation may result in a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment up to 30 days, and/or an order to pay all costs for the dog’s care. The dog may also be ordered removed from the city or impounded.


KS - Ecoterrorism - Chapter 47. Livestock and Domestic Animals. This section comprises Kansas' farm animal and field crop and research facilities protection act. Under the act, no person shall, without the effective consent of the owner and with the intent to damage the enterprise conducted at the animal facility, damage or destroy an animal facility or any animal or property in or on an animal facility. A person is also prohibited from exercising control over an animal or property. The act makes it illegal for a person to enter an animal facility that is not open to the public to take pictures or video. Violation is a nonperson felony if the property damage is $25,000 or more. Illegal entry that involves taking of pictures or video is a class A, nonperson misdemeanor.
KS - Dogs - Consolidated Dog Laws These Kansas statutes comprise the state's dog laws. Among the provisions include licensing of dogs, specific laws that outline the care of dogs in kennel situations, and laws pertaining to dogs who endanger livestock.
KS - Dodge City - Breed - §§ 2-401 - 2-410 PIT BULL DOGS


In Dodge City, Kansas, it is illegal to own, keep, harbor, or possess a pit bull dog, with an exception for dogs registered with the city of Dodge City, whose owners obtain a permit and comply with certain standards. Such requirements include keeping the dog confined, and if outside of a pen, the use of a leash and a special collar, microchipping, "Beware of Dog" signs, and $100,000 liability insurance, and identification photographs. Violations may result in the seizure, impoundment, and/or removal of a dog from the city. A violation may incur a fine of $2,500 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.


KS - Cruelty - Consolidated Cruelty and Animal Fighting Laws The Kansas anti-cruelty statutes define cruelty to animals as knowingly killing, injuring, maiming, torturing, burning or mutilating any animal. Also included as cruelty are abandoning any animal, failing to provide food, horse-tripping, and poisoning any domestic animal, unlawful disposition of animals, dog and cock-fighting. Cruelty to animals may be a misdemeanor or a felony. Exceptions are made for such things as veterinary practices, research experiments, rodeo and farming practices, euthanasia, and pest control. It is also illegal to allow a dangerous animal to run at large or to engage in sodomy with an animal.
KS - Breeders and Pounds - Article 22. Animal Pounds and Shelters [Note: regulations revoked in 2017] This set of regulations establishes standards for the housing, care, and maintenance of animals in shelters, pounds, rescues, and foster homes. It also includes record keeping requirements for operators of those facilities.
KS - Breeders - Article 25. Retail Breeders Facility Standards; Animal Health, Husbandry and Operational Standards Note: these regulations have been revoked. These Kansas regulations outline requirements for housing facilities for animals. Construction of the structure must protect animals from injury, contain the animals securely, and restrict other animals from entering. The regulations also provide for cleaning, sanitization, housekeeping, pest control. feeding, exercise, veterinary care, and record keeping.
KS - Breeders - Article 24. Kennel Operators (Revoked in 2017). These Kansas regulations require kennel operators to provide good quality food and keep records for each animal. Kennels must be structurally sound, be maintained in good repair, and protect animals from injury. Water and electrical power must be provided in each kennel.
KS - Breeders - Article 23. Hobby Kennel Operators These Kansas regulations require hobby kennel operators to provide good quality food and keep records for each animal. Kennels must be structurally sound, be maintained in good repair, and protect animals from injury. Water and electrical power must be provided in each kennel.
KS - Breeders - Article 18. Animal Facility Inspection Program-License and Registration Fees These Kansas regulations set out the fees schedule for licenses, such as animal breeder premises license. Under the regulations, premises that are licensed are subject to routine inspections to determine compliance with the regulations.

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