Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated Indiana Code. Title 15. Agriculture and Animals. Article 5. Livestock and Animal Control. Chapter 9. Licensing and Taxation of Dogs and Kennels. Unlicensed dog as public nuisance; impounding; reclaiming; disposal of dogs

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Primary Citation:  I.C. 15-5-9-14 (Repealed by P.L.162-2006, SEC.49.) Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Alternate Citation:  IN ST 15-5-9-14 Date Adopted:  1937
Summary:

This Indiana statute provides that on and after the fifteenth day of June of each year every dog on which the tax has not been paid, is declared to be a public nuisance and shall be impounded by any law enforcement official.  The dogs are then held for up to 20 days whereupon the owner may recover the dog by paying the fee and a reasonable daily fine.  Any unclaimed dog may be sold or destroyed.

Statute Text: 

(Repealed by P.L.162-2006, SEC.49.)

Former Text:

Sec. 14. On and after the fifteenth day of June of each year every dog on which the tax has not been paid as herein provided, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and it shall be the duty of the sheriff of every county, the marshal of every town, the police officer of every city, the constable of every township, and the members of the state police force or game wardens to cause such dogs to be captured and placed into city, town or county dog pounds. Such dogs may be reclaimed by their owners upon exhibition of evidence that the tax on such has been paid and upon payment of a reasonable fee not to exceed twenty-five cents ($.25) per day. In the event that the dogs impounded as provided in this chapter shall not be reclaimed within twenty (20) days, they shall be sold or destroyed as the impounding officials may decide.

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