Destruction by owner or tenant of dog harming big game.
A landowner or tenant
may destroy any dog that pursues, injures, or kills any big game animal on lands owned or controlled
by that owner or tenant without incurring any liability.
Ownership of vicious dog as public nuisance.
Any person owning or keeping a
vicious dog as defined in §§ 40-34-13 to 40-34-15, inclusive, has committed a public nuisance and
is subject to the provisions of §§ 21-10-5 and 21-10-9.
Source: SL 1988, ch 330, § 1.
40-34-14 Vicious dog defined.
Vicious dog defined.
For the purposes of §§ 40-34-13 to 40-34-15, inclusive, a
vicious dog is:
Any dog which, when unprovoked, in a vicious or terrorizing manner approaches in
apparent attitude of attack, or bites, inflicts injury, assaults, or otherwise attacks a human
being upon the streets, sidewalks, or any public grounds or places; or
Any dog which, on private property, when unprovoked, in a vicious or terrifying manner
approaches in apparent attitude of attack, or bites, or inflicts injury, or otherwise attacks
a mailman, meter reader, serviceman, journeyman, delivery man, or other employed
person who is on private property by reason of permission of the owner or occupant of
such property or who is on private property by reason of a course of dealing with the
owner of such private property.
SL 1988, ch 330, § 2.
40-34-15 Injury to person trespassing, teasing dog, or attempting to commit crime.
Injury to person trespassing, teasing dog, or attempting to commit crime.
may be declared vicious if an injury or damage is sustained to any person who was committing a
willful trespass or other tort upon premises occupied by the owner or keeper of the dog, or who was
teasing, tormenting, abusing, or assaulting the dog or was committing or attempting to commit a
Source: SL 1988, ch 330, § 3.
40-34-16 Ordinance specific as to breed of dog prohibited.
Ordinance specific as to breed of dog prohibited.
No local government, as defined
in § 6-1-12, may enact, maintain, or enforce any ordinance, policy, resolution, or other enactment
that is specific as to the breed or perceived breed of a dog. This section does not impair the right of
any local government unit to enact, maintain, or enforce any form of regulation that applies to all
Source: SL 2014, ch 196, § 1.