Full Statute Name:  West's Alaska Statutes Annotated. Title 3. Agriculture and Animals. Chapter 55. Dogs. Sec. 03.55.030. Killing dogs annoying or evincing tendency to bite animals or fowls.

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Primary Citation:  AS § 03.55.030 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  August, 2015 Alternate Citation:  AK ST § 03.55.030 Date Adopted:  1949
Summary:

This Alaska statute provides that any dog that habitually annoys any wild deer, reindeer, sheep, cattle, horse, or other animal or bird either domestic or wild, or evinces a disposition which makes it likely that it will without provocation bite an animal or fowl, may be lawfully killed by any person when it is found at large. The owner or keeper of the dog, if known or reasonably identifiable, shall be notified and given reasonable opportunity to restrain the dog before it is lawful to kill it.

Statute Text: 

Whenever any dog habitually annoys any wild deer, reindeer, sheep, cattle, horse, or other animal or bird either domestic or wild, or evinces a disposition which makes it likely that it will without provocation bite an animal or fowl, any person may lawfully kill the dog, when at large. The owner or keeper of the dog, if known or reasonably identifiable, shall be notified and given reasonable opportunity to restrain the dog before it is lawful to kill it. Persons authorized to enforce AS 16.05 (Alaska Fish and Game Code) and peace officers may enforce this section.

Prior Codifications: ACLA 1949, § 33-3-93.

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