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If My Dog Bites a Trespasser am I Liable for Injuries?

If My Dog Bites a Trespasser am I Liable for Injuries?

If My Dog Bites a Trespasser am I Liable for Injuries?For many dog owners, their dog is part of the family and also provides security to the home and family members. But what if your dog bites a trespasser? Are you still liable? Depending on the dog bite laws in your state, you could be liable for all injuries, medical bills and other losses stemming from a dog bite even if the person was trespassing on your property. As a dog owner, it is important to know and understand the dog bite laws in your state and how you can protect yourself in case your dog bites someone.

No “One Free Bite” in Idaho

Some states offer the “one free bite” rule. Meaning, if it was the first time the dog bit someone, the owner would not be held liable. However, the Idaho Supreme Court characterized the “one free bite” rule as “fallacious,” or false. All dog owners in the state of Idaho will be held responsible if their dog bites someone regardless of whether the person was trespassing on private property. It is the responsibility of all dog owners to control their dog or dogs so no one is injured.

Additional Idaho Dog Bite Laws

Parke Gordon Law Firm has listed all other dog bite laws for the state of Idaho on our company website. Click here to see a list of all dog bite laws in Idaho.

Dog Bite Injury Attorney

If you or your child has suffered a dog bite injury, contact the law office of personal injury attorney Brent Gordon to receive a fair compensation. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. We will fight for every penny you are owed. Contact Brent Gordon Law Firm in Idaho Falls or Pocatello today to discuss your dog bite case with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney during a free consultation. Call (208) 552-0467 now to get started. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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Should I Sue for Dog Bite Injuries?

Should I Sue for Dog Bite Injuries?

Should I Sue for Dog Bite Injuries?If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you may be wondering “should I sue for dog bite injuries?” To sue over a dog bite or another injury caused by someone’s dog, you need to understand the statue of limitations for your state as well as how the law pertains to your particular situation. The Idaho dog bite statute is found under Idaho Code § 25-2810 and provides that a dog owner is liable for the injuries caused by the owner’s dog when the dog physically attacks, wounds, bites or otherwise injures any person who is not trespassing, so long as the dog is not physically provoked.

A dog bite injury attorney from Brent Gordon Law will be happy to assist you in your dog bite claim. Our experienced dog bite lawyers can help you understand the statue of limitations in Idaho. Simply put, a statute of limitations is a law that governs the amount of time you have to make a claim and bring a case to court after you have suffered a dog bite injury. Deadlines for such claims vary by state but range from one to six years after the injury occurred. Typically, the time limit is two to three years. Check with our dog bite personal injury attorneys to know for sure about your particular case. It is important to never wait too long to hire a Boise dog bite lawyer after a dog bite due to these time restrictions.

The One Bite Rule

The one bite rule states that a dog is allowed one free bite before the owner will be held negligent for failing to control the dog. Dogs in Idaho DO NOT receive “one free bite.”  The Idaho Supreme Court characterized the one bite rule as “fallacious,” or false. A dog does not have a license to bite anyone before liability is imposed in the state of Idaho.

Brent Gordon Law has all the Idaho Dog Bite Laws listed on our website. Click here to see all of the Idaho dog bite laws.

Experienced Dog Bite Injury Attorneys

Dog bites pierce the skin and can leave permanent scars and disfigurement. Many bites happen on visible places like the face, hands or arms and can cause embarrassment and humiliation to the dog bite victim. Dogs often attack children and those children suffer mental and emotional trauma following the attack. Our dog bite attorneys and lawyers in Boise will ensure that dog owners are held accountable for the injuries and damages caused by their negligence in failing to prevent their dogs from biting innocent victims. Call the dog bite attorneys in Idaho Falls or Pocatello at Brent Gordon Law Firm now for a free consultation. We will fight for you or your child to get fair compensation from a negligent dog owner.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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Dog Bite Injury Laws for Rigby, Idaho

Dog Bite Injury Laws for Rigby, Idaho

Rigby - Dog Bite LawsBelow are the dog bite injury laws for Rigby, Idaho that are relevant to the ownership and control of a dog.  Please check the following link to city ordinances for any updates or changes to the laws: (http://www.cityofrigby.com/use_images/citycode/citycode_animal_control.pdf , Title 5 Animal Control):

Dog Owner Defined

The term “owner”, as used in this Chapter, shall be construed to mean and include any person, association, or corporation owning, harboring or keeping a dog or dogs within the corporate limits of the City. (1980 Code § 6.9.2)

Dog License Required; Fees

  1. Annual License Required: It shall be unlawful to keep, maintain, harbor or possess a dog within the City unless the owner or person in charge of said dog shall have obtained an annual dog license from the City.
  2. License Fees: The fee for said annual dog license shall be five dollars ($5.00) for each neutered male dog and spayed female dog, and ten dollars ($10.00) for each unneutered male dog and unspayed female dog. (1980 Code § 6.9.2; amd. 1999 Code)

Issuance Of Tag; Fee For Duplicate Tag

  1. Issuance Of Tags And Receipt: The license fee shall be paid to the City Clerk, who shall thereupon give to the person paying for such license a receipt reciting the owner’s name, the number of the license; and also a metal tag or disc bearing the year of issuance and a license number corresponding with that mentioned in the receipt.
  2. Lost Tag; Fee For Duplicate: In the event of loss of the license tag, a duplicate shall be provided the owner by the City Clerk at the expense of fifty cents ($0.50) for each tag.
  3. Affixing Tag To Collar: Said license tag or disc shall be affixed to a collar worn by the dog to be licensed under the provisions of this Chapter. (1980 Code § 6.9.2)

Noncommercial Kennel License

  1. License Required; Application; Consent; Fee:
    1. License Required: It shall be unlawful to keep, maintain, harbor or possess upon the premises of any one household more than two (2) dogs unless the owner or person in charge thereof shall have obtained a noncommercial kennel license.
    2. Application; Consent Of Neighboring Property Owners: Application for a noncommercial kennel license shall be made to the City Clerk or Chief of Police and must be accompanied by the written consent to such noncommercial kennel by at least seventy five percent (75%) of all the persons in possession of premises within one hundred feet (100′), measured on street lines, of the premises upon which said noncommercial kennel is to be maintained.
    3. Application Fee: Said application shall be accompanied by the deposit of a license fee of five dollars ($5.00) for three (3) dogs, and an additional one dollar ($1.00) for each dog over three (3), which deposit shall be returned to the applicant if the license is not finally issued.
  2. Contents Of Application; Conditions For Approval:
    1. Contents Of Application: The application shall state the name and address of the owner, where the noncommercial kennel is to be kept and the number of dogs. (1980 Code § 6.9.2)
    2. Compliance With Health Regulations: The application shall be submitted to the Mayor and City Council, and the Council shall determine whether or not the location and operation of said kennel complies with the health ordinances in the City. If such determination is unfavorable, no license shall be issued. (1980 Code § 6.9.2; amd. 1999 Code)
  3. License Nontransferable; Term; Report Changes:
    1. Nontransferable; Term: Noncommercial kennel licenses shall not be transferable, and shall expire on December 31 of the year in which issued.
    2. Report Changes; Pay Additional Fee: Whenever additions are made to the number of dogs for which a kennel license has been issued, the licensee shall, within three (3) days, report to the City Clerk and pay the required license fee; provided however, that whenever puppies are born to a dog theretofore counted in computing the license fee, such puppies shall not be counted as additions until three (3) months old.
  4. Issuance Of License; Additional Requirements: The issuance of a noncommercial kennel license shall not obviate the necessity of obtaining an individual dog license nor shall any of the provisions hereof be deemed to vary or alter any of the zoning ordinances of the City. (1980 Code § 6.9.2)

Control or Confinement Required

Except as provided by Section 5-4-7 of this Chapter, it shall be unlawful for any owner to allow or permit any dog, whether licensed or not, to be or remain upon the streets or alleys of the City, or in any public place in the City, or upon any other premises without the consent of the person in possession of such premises, unless:

  1. Such dog shall be in the charge of a person and controlled by a leash; or unless
  2. Such dog shall be confined in a motor vehicle. (1980 Code § 6.9.2)

Public Areas Designated for Training and Exercise

The City Council may designate such areas of the public park or other public grounds of the City which may be used, subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed, for the training or exercise of dogs. Dogs within such areas so designated need not be controlled by leash but shall be under the control of a responsible person and controlled by a whistle, voice or other effective command. (1980 Code § 6.9.2) 

Rabies; Procedure Upon Detection

  1. Disposal Of Afflicted Dog: Any dog afflicted with rabies shall be disposed of immediately either by the owner or by the Chief of Police.
  2. Quarantine Or Impoundment Authorized:
  3. The Chief of Police, his assistants, or any person designated by the Chief of Police shall have authority to order the owner of any dog showing symptoms of rabies, or of any dog which has bitten any person so as to cause any abrasion of the skin, to subject such dog to the City pound for quarantine for a period of not to exceed fifteen (15) days, and if such owner shall pay one-half (1/2) of the regular fee for keeping dogs impounded, no other fee shall be charged. If such fee is not paid, the dog shall be subject to disposal as provided in Section 5-4-10 of this Chapter.
  4. Provided, however, that in lieu of submitting such dog to the City pound, the owner may, at his expense, admit such a dog to a veterinarian for examination. (1980 Code § 6.9.2)

Noisy or Vicious Dogs

It shall be unlawful to keep, maintain, harbor or possess a howling, barking, noisy or vicious dog. Any such dog shall be considered as a public nuisance and may be abated as such. (1980 Code § 6.9.2)

Seizure of Stray Dogs; Notify Owner; Fees

  1. Police Duties: It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police, his assistants, or any other person designated by the Chief of Police, to seize, kill and properly bury in some suitable place within the County any and all dogs, whenever and wherever found, whether on public or private property within the City without a collar with such license tag or disc, as prescribed in Section 5-4-3 of this Chapter; and also any and all such dogs wearing collars with such license tag or disc, whenever and wherever found, whether on public or private property, on which the owner has failed to renew the annual license; provided, that when a dog wearing a collar with a license attached has been taken up, the Chief of Police shall notify the owner, if known, who may thereupon recover possession of the dog upon payment of the license fee, fine and cost.
  2. Fees: Costs shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) for pick-up fee and fifteen dollars ($15.00) a day for impound fee. (Ord. 393, 6-19-1984; amd. 1999 Code)

Violation; Fines

Any person violating the provision of this Chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on the first offense shall be punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300.00). A second offense shall be punishable by a fine not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). A third or subsequent offense shall be punishable by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars ($200.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and/or five (5) days in jail. For purposes of this Section, all violations within three (3) years of the last offense shall be considered. (Ord. 393, 6-19-1984)

Dog Bite Attorney

Hire a dog bite attorney to receive the most compensation for your dog bite injury case. The experienced dog bite injury attorneys and lawyers at Brent Gordon Law Firm have years of experience helping clients receive the compensation they deserve. We will fight for every penny you are owed. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your dog bite injury case with an experienced and trusted dog bite lawyer.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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Dog Bite Injury Laws for Bannock County, Idaho

Dog Bite Injury Laws for Bannock County, Idaho

Landlord Liability for Injuries Caused by Tenant’s DogBrent Gordon Law Firm has experienced and trusted dog bite attorneys who have helped many residents of Bannock County, Idaho. The following is the dog bite injury laws for Bannock County, Idaho. Please check the following link to city ordinances for any updates or changes to the laws: (https://library.municode.com/id/bannock_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT6AN_CH6.04CODAAN ; Title 6  – Animals, Chapter 6.04 – Control of Dangerous Animals):

Definitions

BOARD: the Bannock County board of county commissioners.

CONTROL BOARD: the advisory board created to oversee the regulation and enforcement process.

COUNTY: county of Bannock, state of Idaho.

DANGEROUS ANIMAL: Any animal or a species or a type likely to cause injury to a person, or any animal which has demonstrated a propensity to attack or cause injury to a person. This term specifically includes animals such as, but not limited to, lions, tigers, leopards, ligers, panthers, jaguars, lynxes, pumas, mountain lions, cougars, cheetahs, ocelots, bears, wolves, coyotes, nonhuman primates, crocodiles, alligators, as well as any poisonous reptile, and any hybrid or crossbreeds of these or other dangerous species. Specifically excluded from the term includes those animals commonly accepted as domestic in the United States, including but not limited to ostrich, llama, emu, bison, bison hybrids and the like which are farmed for food or fiber, or animals commonly regarded and kept as household pets.

WOLF HYBRID: The factors for purposes of identifying a wolf hybrid shall be that four of the eight primary wolf characteristics are found: (1) eyes shine greenish orange; (2) ears rounded and smaller in proportion to those of the coyote; (3) snout is broad with nose pad wider than one inch; (4) legs are long; an adult would stand at a minimum of twenty-six (26) inches at the shoulder; (5) length is 4.5 to six feet from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail; (6) an adult weighs at least seventy (70) pounds; (7) tail is carried high or straight, not curly; (8) fur is long and coarse, varies from white to black but is generally grayish in coloration resembling the coyote. The underparts are not as white and the legs and feet are not as red as those of the coyote.

Dangerous Animal Control Board Established

There is created an advisory board who shall report to the board of county commissioners, and which shall be known as the dangerous animal control board.

  1. Membership of the board shall consist of seven members, as follows: one veterinarian, two persons who are animal care professionals, and four open seats reserved for interested residents. A designee from the county sheriff’s department shall serve as an ex-officio member of the board but shall have no voting rights. The board may adopt its own bylaws governing its procedures, but appointments shall be made by the county commissioners and shall run for a two-year period except initial appointments may be for differing periods to create a staggered appointment schedule to provide continuity for the board.
  2. The dangerous animal control board shall devise and implement regulations concerning the care and housing of dangerous animals, and the licensure of any person or entity desiring to own or hold a dangerous animal. Such regulations as are deemed necessary by the control board, shall be submitted to the Bannock County board of commissioners for their approval and inclusion in this chapter. Such regulations can be amended from time to time, and will be considered a part of this chapter upon resolution of the board of county commissioners adopting the same. It shall also be the responsibility of the dangerous animal control board to develop standards for procedures to grant or deny licensure and to provide administrative remedies for denials. It shall also be the responsibility of the control board to regulate all administrative action resulting in denial of permits, confiscation or destruction of any dangerous animal, or any other enforcement action as defined herein.

(Ord. 1995-6A (part): Ord. 1995-6 § 4)

Temporary Permits

Upon passage of the ordinance codified in this chapter, any person currently owning or having in their possession or control any dangerous animal governed hereby must fill out an application for a temporary permit, which application may be obtained at the Bannock County sheriff’s office. The dangerous animal control board shall then have an additional thirty (30) days thereafter to review such application and issue any temporary permit on a case-by-case basis as determined as reasonable by the dangerous animal control board. Temporary permits may be denied if the applicant fails to show that the public will be adequately protected during the interim time period, and/or fails to show that the applicant will be able to come into substantial compliance with all regulations within the time granted by a temporary permit, which will not be more than thirty (30) days, except for exceptional circumstances shown and approved by the control board. The control board will establish regulations that govern the processing of new applications for permits after the ordinance codified in this chapter has been passed and is in effect.

Confinement

  1. An eight-foot fence shall be required when housing a dangerous animal, also to include a two-foot infacing overhang or complete roof.
  2. In addition, a four-foot setback perimeter fence shall be required around any housing containing a dangerous animal, of chain link or equivalent.
  3. It is unlawful to keep any dangerous animal, including a wolf hybrid confined, as a primary containment on a chain or rope of any kind.

(Ord. 1995-6A (part))

Microchip Implants Required

Each dangerous animal shall be implanted with a microchip by a certified veterinarian for identification.

(Ord. 1995-6A (part))

Exceptions

The provisions of this chapter do not apply to licensed pet shops, research facilities, zoological gardens, and circuses if they are otherwise licensed and regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture and do provide such proof of licensure to the county. Such entities shall, however, be required to obtain a permit without charge from the county.

(Ord. 1995-6A (part): Ord. 1995-6 § 7)

Violations – Penalty

Any violation of this chapter shall be deemed a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as follows:

  1. It is a violation of this chapter to fail to make application for permit, or to hold any animal without obtaining the required permit.
  2. It is also a violation of this chapter for any person to violate any regulation concerning the housing, care or permitting of such dangerous animals.
  3. Any violation of any provision of this chapter shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding six months or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each animal held in noncompliance of this chapter shall be considered a separate offense. Each day an animal is held in noncompliance may constitute a new and separate offense.
  4. It is also a violation of this chapter for any person, after having obtained a permit pursuant to this chapter, to suffer or allow any such animal to escape from its enclosure. It is unlawful to abandon any covered species within Bannock County. Immediate notification to authorities upon discovery of missing animal is required.
  5. In addition to the criminal penalties contained herein, the county will have authority to revoke permits for violations of this chapter or the regulations adopted hereby, and to confiscate and destroy animals kept in violation of this chapter or these regulations. The dangerous animal control board shall establish by regulation the procedure for any such confiscation or proposed destruction, and shall conduct any hearings required thereby.

(Ord. 1995-6A (part): Ord. 1995-6 § 8)

Southeast Idaho Dog Bite Injury Ordinances

If you or your child has suffered injuries due to a dog bite, the following are links to dog bite injury laws in some of the counties and cities in Southeast Idaho:

Dog Bite Laws in Ammon

Dog Bite Laws in Blackfoot

Dog Bite Laws in Chubbuck

Dog Bite Laws in Idaho Falls

Dog Bite Laws in Pocatello

Dog Bite Laws in Rexburg

Dog Bite Laws in Bonneville County

Dog Bite Laws in Bannock County

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

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Bonneville County Dog Bite Laws

Bonneville County Dog Bite Laws

Bonneville County Dog Bite LawsThe dog bite attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm have helped many dog bite victims receive a fair settlement. The following is the Bonneville County dog bite laws. Please check the following link to city ordinances for any updates or changes to the laws: (http://www.co.bonneville.id.us/images/PDF/Ordinances/113-79.pdf ; Ordinance No. 113-79, Dogs):

Definitions

DOG: The term “dog” shall mean and include either male or female.

DOG OF LICENSING AGE: The term “dog of licensing age” shall mean any dog which has attained the age of three (3) months.

UNLICENSED DOG: The term “unlicensed dog” shall mean a dog for which a license has not been issued for the current year, or to which the tag provided for in this chapter is not attached.

OWNER: The term “owner” when applied to the proprietorship of a dog shall mean any person owning, keeping or harboring a dog.

AT LARGE: The term “at large” shall mean any dog off or away from the premises of the owner, possessor or keeper thereof, and not under the control of such owner, possessor or keeper, or his agent or servant or a member of his immediate family, either by leash, cord or chain, or while confined within a vehicle.

DOG KENNEL: The term “dog kennel” shall be defined as commercial and non-commercial as herein provided for, and will be considered a premise where more than two (2) dogs of licensing age are kept or maintained.

POUND: The term “pound” shall mean an animal shelter, lot, premises or buildings maintained by the Ci ty for the confinement and care of dogs seized either under the provisions of this Chapter or otherwise.

IMPOUNDED: The term “impounded” shall mean having been received into the custody of the Municipal Pound or into the custody of the dog catcher, Sheriff’s Department or any authorized agent or representative thereof.

VICIOUS DOG: The term “vicious dog” shall mean any dog which has bit ten any person other than in self defense or under provocation, or a dog that has a known propensity to attack or bi te human beings, or other animals.

License Required

It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor any dog three (3) months or more of age within the County without paying a license fee as herein provided. Dogs kept or maintained in a dog kennel need not be individually licensed, but must be restricted to the premises or on leash and under control at all times. Dogs used as guides for blind persons and commonly known as “seeing eye” dogs shall be licensed and registered as other dogs herein provided for, except that the owner or keeper of such dog shall not be required to pay any fee therefor.

Tags to be Placed on Collar

The metal tag as described in Section 6-3-3 shall be attached to the collar of the dog, which the owner or person in charge of the dog shall provide and which shall be placed and kept upon the neck of the dog so licensed. If the metal tag be lost, a duplicate tag shall be obtained by making application to the Assessor who shall issue such duplicate tag upon payment by the applicant of one dollar ($l.00) fee.

Record of License

The Assessor shall keep a sui table record of the licenses issued under the provisions of this Chapter and shall record all of the facts required to be stated in the license. Duplicate records of licenses issued shall be properly maintained by the pound master at the Animal Shelter.

Impounding of Dogs

All dogs found running at large are declared to be public nuisances and it will be the duty of all patrolmen or authorized pound master to take them up and impound. Terms of the impoundment, redemption, sale or other disposal of such dogs shall be as follows:

(A) Unlicensed Dogs. All dogs not licensed or not identified by tag found running at large will be retained in the Pound for a minimum of five (5) days. At any time during five (5) days the owner or keeper of such dog may redeem It by procuring a license as in this Chapter provided, and by paying in addition a fee to the pound master of ten dollars ($10.00) as impound fee, plus three dollars ($3.00) per day for each day of impoundment as a boarding fee.

(B) Licensed Dogs. All licensed and properly identified dogs (with dog tags) found running at large shall be retained in the Pound for a minimum of five (5) days after the owner i s not i fled in writing of the impoundment. As .soon as reasonably possible following impoundment of a properly identified dog, the pound master shall give notice of the impoundment to the owner of the dog by telephone, if possible. If the dog is not redeemed within twelve (12) hours after impoundment, the pound master shall notify the owner of the impoundment by Certified mail addressed to the owner at his last known address. At any time during the said five (5) day period such owner may redeem said dog by paying an impound fee to the pound master a of Ten dollars ($10.00) as impound fee, plus Three Dollars ($3.00) for each day of impoundment as a boarding fee. The five (5) day period shall commence to run at noon on the day following the posting of the registered letter.

(C) The impound fee shall be $25.00 for a second impounding of the same dog while under the same registered ownership, and shall be Fifty dollars ($50.00) for a third or any subsequent impounding of the same dog while under the same registered ownership.

(D) No dog shall be re leased to a person redeeming unless the dog is then licensed and wearing a license tag.

(E) Unclaimed Dogs. Any dog not redeemed within the periods of time as herein stated 2. (two) working days, may be sold by the pound master to any person for the best price obtainable.

(F) Disposal of Dogs. In case any dog is not redeemed or sold as herein provided for the dog shall be destroyed by euthanasia and the carcass disposed of in any lawful manner.

Rabies

If a dog has bitten, scratched or otherwise attacked a person, the owner of such dog or any person having knowledge of such incident shall immediately notify the Sheriff’s Department and the Health Officer. The pound master shall have authority to require the owner of any dog which has bitten any person so as to cause an abrasion of the skin, or showing of rabies, to subject such dog to impoundment at the regular daily fee, or to a practicing veterinarian for quarantine enclosure from which it cannot escape and which is not accessible to the public and approved by an Animal Control Officer; and shall be kept for a minimum period of ten (10) days, and if such dog shall be determined free of rabies, the dog shall be re turned to the owner. If the impoundment fee is not paid, the dog will be subject to disposal as herein provided.

Further, it shall be the duty of all practicing veterinarians to report to the Health Officer all cases of rabies or suspected rabies with which he comes in con tact or to which his attention has been directed.

No person shall kill or cause to be killed, any rabid dog, any dog suspected of having been exposed to rabies, or any dog biting a human, except as herein provided, nor remove same from the County without written permission of the Health Officer.

Unlawful for Dogs to Run at Large

(A) Any person who shall harbor or keep on his premises, or in his control any dog which by loud and unusual barking or howling, shall disturb the peace and quiet – of the neighborhood, or the occupants of adjacent premises, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(B) I t shall be unlawful for any owner or keeper of a dog to allow said dog to be on any public street, alley, sidewalk or any public way or public place within the County unless said dog is on a leash not exceeding eight fee t (8′) in length or is confined within a vehicle; provided, however, the Commissioner may, upon application of any person, authorize the dogs participating therein to be controlled by competent attendants. Further the Commissioners may designate such areas of the County which may be used, subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed, for the training or exercise of dogs. Dogs within such areas so designated need not be controlled by leash, but shall be under the control of a responsible person and controlled by whistle , voice or other effective command.

(C) I t shall be unlawful for any owner or keeper of a dog to allow said dog to run upon any proper ty in the County without the consent of the owner or tenant in possession of said property.

(D) Female in Heat Prohibited Running At Large: The owner of a female dog shall cause such dog, when in season, to be penned ‘or enclosed in such a manner as to preclude other dogs from at tacking such female dog or being attracted to such female dog so as to create a public nuisance.

(E) Breeding of Dogs: I t shall be unlawful for any person to le t to a female dog, any dog, except within an enclosure, so arranged as to obstruct such animal completely from the view of all persons who have no proprietary interest in the breeding of such animals.

Southeast Idaho Dog Bite Injury Ordinances

If you or your child has suffered injuries due to a dog bite, the following are links to dog bite injury laws in some of the counties and cities in Southeast Idaho:

Dog Bite Laws in Ammon

Dog Bite Laws in Blackfoot

Dog Bite Laws in Chubbuck

Dog Bite Laws in Idaho Falls

Dog Bite Laws in Pocatello

Dog Bite Laws in Rexburg

Dog Bite Laws in Bonneville County

Dog Bite Laws in Bannock County

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

 

Gordon Law Idaho Falls

Brent Gordon Law

Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274

Gordon Law Pocatello

Brent Gordon Law