Full Statute Name:  West's Kansas Statutes Annotated. Chapter 47. Livestock and Domestic Animals

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Primary Citation:  K. S. A. § 47-645 - 646a; 47-835; 47-1701 - 1737; 79-1301; 32-954 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  November, 2018 Alternate Citation:  KS ST § 47-645 - 646a; 47-835; 47-1701 - 1737; 79-1301; 32-954
Summary:

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.

Chapter 60. Procedure, Civil. Article 54. Immunity from Liability

60-5401. Immunity for damage to motor vehicle

CHAPTER 47. LIVESTOCK AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS.  

ARTICLE 6. PROTECTION OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS. SHEEP, CATTLE OR HOGS.

47-645 . Liability of owner of dog for damages.

47-646 . Killing dog lawful, when.

47-646a . Same; unconfined dogs in violation of quarantine.

ARTICLE 8. REGISTRATION OF VETERINARIANS.

47-835 . Abandonment of animals; notice to owner; relief from liability for disposal; "abandoned" defined.

ARTICLE 17. PET ANIMAL ACT

CHAPTER 79. TAXATION. ARTICLE 13. ENUMERATION AND TAXATION OF DOGS.

79-1301 . Dogs as personalty; rights and restraints.

Chapter 32. Wildlife, Parks and Recreation. Article 9. Licenses, Permits, Stamps and Other Issues. Wildlife

32-954. Field trial permit or commercial dog training permit

 

 

CHAPTER 47. LIVESTOCK AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS.

ARTICLE 6. PROTECTION OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS. SHEEP, CATTLE OR HOGS.

47-645. Liability of owner of dog for damages.

If any dog shall kill, wound or worry any domestic animal the owners of such dog shall be liable to the owner of such animal for all damages that may be sustained, thereby to be recovered by the parties so injured before any court having competent jurisdiction.

History: G.S. 1868, ch. 105, § 44; L. 1911, ch. 313, § 1; May 22; R.S. 1923, 47-645.

 

47-646. Killing dog lawful, when.

It shall be lawful for any person at any time to kill any dog which may be found injuring or attempting to injure any livestock as defined in K.S.A. 47-1001, and amendments thereto.

History: G.S. 1868, ch. 105, § 45; R.S. 1923, 47-646; L. 1947, ch. 303, § 2; L. 1996, ch. 90, § 8; July 1.

 

47-646a. Same; unconfined dogs in violation of quarantine.

It shall be lawful for any authorized representative of the animal health commissioner, any sheriff, any city marshal or any law enforcement officer at any time to kill any dog which may be found unconfined in violation of any rabies quarantine or other quarantine order issued by the state animal health commissioner or issued by the secretary of health and environment.

Credits

Laws 1947, ch. 303, § 3; Laws 1975, ch. 462, § 56; Laws 1989, ch. 156, § 35; Laws 2012, ch. 140, § 58, eff. July 1, 2012.

  

CHAPTER 47. LIVESTOCK AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS.

ARTICLE 8. REGISTRATION OF VETERINARIANS.

47-835. Abandonment of animals; notice to owner; relief from liability for disposal; "abandoned" defined.

(a) Any animal placed in the custody of a licensed veterinarian for treatment, boarding or other care, which shall be unclaimed by its owner or its owner's agent for a period of more than ten (10) days after written notice by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, is given the owner or the owner's agent at such person's last known address, shall be deemed to be abandoned and may be turned over to the nearest humane society, or dog pound or disposed of as the custodian may deem proper.

(b) The giving of notice to the owner, or the agent of the owner, of such animal by the licensed veterinarian, as provided in subsection (a) of this section, shall relieve the licensed veterinarian and any custodian to whom such animal may be given of any further liability for disposal. Such procedure by a licensed veterinarian shall not constitute grounds for disciplining procedure under this act.

(c) For the purpose of this act, the term "abandoned" shall mean to forsake entirely, or to neglect or refuse to provide or perform the legal obligations for care and support of an animal by its owner, or its owner's agent. Such abandonment shall constitute the relinquishment of all rights and claims by the owner to such animal.

History: L. 1969, ch. 261, § 22; L. 1980, ch. 155, § 17; July 1. 

 

CHAPTER 79. TAXATION.

ARTICLE 13. ENUMERATION AND TAXATION OF DOGS.

79-1301. Dogs as personalty; rights and restraints.

A dog shall be considered as personal property and have all the rights and privileges and be subject to like lawful restraints as other livestock.

History: L. 1913, ch. 331, § 1; R.S. 1923, 79-1301; L. 1963, ch. 465, § 1; April 18.

 


Chapter 32. Wildlife, Parks and Recreation. Article 9. Licenses, Permits, Stamps and Other Issues. Wildlife

32-954. Field trial permit or commercial dog training permit

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a field trial permit or commercial dog training permit is required to use wild or pen-raised game birds, game animals, coyotes, furbearing animals or other wildlife in a field trial or in training dogs on a commercial basis.

(b) A field trial permit shall not be required for a licensed controlled shooting area to conduct a field trial using game birds during the controlled shooting area operation season as established by K.S.A. 32-946, and amendments thereto.

(c) Any person who desires to conduct any activity described in subsection (a) may apply to the secretary for a field trial permit or commercial dog training permit. The fee prescribed pursuant to K.S.A. 32-988, and amendments thereto, shall accompany the application. Upon receipt of the application and fee, the secretary may issue the requested permit to the applicant.

(d) Unless otherwise provided by law or rules and regulations of the secretary, a field trial permit or commercial dog training permit is valid from the date issued and expires on December 31 following its issuance.

(e) The secretary shall adopt, in accordance with K.S.A. 32-805, and amendments thereto, such rules and regulations as necessary to implement this section. The secretary may adopt, in accordance with K.S.A. 32-805, and amendments thereto, rules and regulations providing for the use of wild or pen-raised game birds, game animals, coyotes, furbearing animals or other wildlife in field trials and in training dogs, establishing conditions and restrictions regulating such use and providing for the hunting, shooting and taking of banded pen-raised game birds for a certain time on a specified area by a dog trainer or by participants in a field trial event sponsored by a recognized group.

(f) In addition to any other penalty prescribed by law, failure to comply with the wildlife laws of this state or rules and regulations of the secretary shall be grounds for the secretary to refuse to issue, refuse to renew, suspend or revoke a field trial permit or commercial dog training permit.

Credits

Laws 1963, ch. 250, § 2; Laws 1969, ch. 213, § 2; Laws 1979, ch. 117, § 3; Laws 1989, ch. 118, § 85; Laws 2008, ch. 60, § 2, eff. July 1, 2008.

 

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