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. 351.26. Right and duty to kill untagged dog
Primary Citation: I. C. A. § 351.26Country of Origin: United StatesLast Checked: November, 2023Alternate Citation: IA ST § 351.26Date Adopted: 1917Historical:
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.
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.