Full Statute Name:  Iowa Code Annotated. Title IX. Local Government [Chs. 331-420]. Subtitle 1. Counties [Chs. 331-356A]. Chapter 351. Dogs and Other Animals.

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Primary Citation:  I. C. A. § 351.26 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Alternate Citation:  IA ST § 351.26 Date Adopted:  1917
Summary:

This Iowa statute makes it lawful for any person to kill a dog that is required to wear a rabies vaccination tag and is found not wearing one.  Further, it is the duty  of all peace officers within their respective jurisdictions unless such jurisdiction has provided for the seizure and impoundment of dogs, to kill these untagged dogs.

Statute Text: 

It shall be lawful for any person, and the duty of all peace officers within their respective jurisdictions unless such jurisdiction shall have otherwise provided for the seizure and impoundment of dogs, to kill any dog for which a rabies vaccination tag is required, when the dog is not wearing a collar with rabies vaccination tag attached.

CREDIT(S)

Amended by Acts 1961 (59 G.A.) ch. 193, § 9; Acts 1994 (75 G.A.) ch. 1173, § 33.

 

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