Full Statute Name: Vernon's Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated. Health and Safety Code. Title 10. Health and Safety of Animals. Chapter 826. Rabies. Subchapter D. Registration and Restraint of Dogs and Cats. § 826.032. Registration; Criminal Penalty
Primary Citation: V. T. C. A., Health & Safety Code § 826.032Country of Origin: United StatesLast Checked: December, 2022Alternate Citation: TX HEALTH & S § 826.032Date Adopted: 1989Historical:
This Texas statute provides that a person commits an offense (Class C misdemeanor) if he or she fails to or refuses to register or present for registration a dog or cat owned by the person as required by state law or local ordinance.
(a) A person commits an offense if:
(1) the person fails or refuses to register or present for registration a dog or cat owned by the person; and
(2) the animal is required to be registered under the ordinances or rules adopted under this chapter by a county or municipality within whose jurisdiction the act occurs.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.