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. § 826.034. Restraint; Criminal Penalty.
Primary Citation: V. T. C. A., Health & Safety Code § 826.034Country of Origin: United StatesLast Checked: February, 2019Alternate Citation: TX HEALTH & S § 826.034Date Adopted: 1989
This Texas statute provides that a person commits an offense (Class C misdemeanor) if the person fails or refuses to restrain a dog or cat owned by the person and the animal is required to be restrained under the ordinances or rules adopted under this chapter.
(a) A person commits an offense if:
(1) the person fails or refuses to restrain a dog or cat owned by the person; and
(2) the animal is required to be restrained 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.