Full Statute Name:  TITLE 7. LOCAL GOVERNMENT. CHAPTER 23. DOMESTIC ANIMAL CONTROL AND PROTECTION. PART 21. COUNTY CONTROL OF DOGS.

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Primary Citation:  MT ST 7-23-2109 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Alternate Citation:  MCA 7-23-2109 Date Adopted:  1979
Summary:

This Montana statute provides that the county governing body may regulate, restrain, control, kill, or quarantine any vicious dog, whether such dog is licensed or unlicensed, by the adoption of an ordinance which substantially complies with state dangerous dog laws.

Statute Text: 

(1) The county governing body may regulate, restrain, control, kill, or quarantine any vicious dog, whether such dog is licensed or unlicensed, by the adoption of an ordinance which substantially complies with the provisions of 7- 5-103 through 7-5-107.

(2) A violation of any ordinance established as provided in subsection (1) is a misdemeanor.

(3) For purposes of this section, a "vicious dog" is defined as one which bites or attempts to bite any human being without provocation or which harasses, chases, bites, or attempts to bite any other animal. The term "animal" includes all livestock and any domestic pet.

History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 208, L. 1979.

 

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