§ 22-327 Definitions
§ 22-328 Enforcement. Animal control officers. Expenses. Training of animal control officers. Reimbursement. Training program curriculum. Issuance of certificate. Continuing education requirement
§ 22-329 Prevention of cruelty to dogs and other animals
§ 22-329a Seizure and custody of neglected or cruelly treated animals. Vesting of ownership of animal. Animal abuse cost recovery account
§ 22-329b Reporting of neglected or cruelly treated animals
§ 22-330 Authority of officers issuing summons
§ 22-331 Municipal animal control officers. Assistants
§ 22-331a Regional animal control officers. Pounds
§ 22-332 Impoundment and disposition of roaming, injured or mistreated animals. Authority to spay or neuter unclaimed dog. Liability for provision of veterinary care to injured, sick or diseased impounded animal
§ 22-332a Use of dogs for medical research restricted
§ 22-332b License for use of dogs
§ 22-332c Penalty
§ 22-332d Impoundment and disposition of certain cats. Authority to spay or neuter unclaimed cat
§ 22-332e Regional or municipal dog pound contract with animal rescue organization for veterinary treatment of injured, sick or diseased animal. Contract requirements. Department of Agriculture complaint. Maintenance of list of animal rescue organizations
§ 22-333 Redemption of impounded dog, cat or other animal
§ 22-334 Municipal animal control officer’s fees
§ 22-335 Removal of municipal animal control officer. Complaint against municipal animal control officer
§ 22-336 Towns to provide pounds or other suitable facilities. Regulations. Enforcement
§ 22-337 Notice of licensing requirements
§ 22-338 Licensing of dogs. Fees. Rabies certificate. Exemptions
§ 22-339 Licensing of dogs which are six months of age or older by new owners. Fees
§ 22-339a Town clerks may deputize agents for the issuance of licenses. Licensing of dogs acquired from dog pounds. Fees. Rabies certificate
§ 22-339b Rabies vaccination required for dogs and cats. Exemption from rabies vaccination. Rabies vaccination exemption certificate. Veterinarian appeal. Penalty
§ 22-339c Certificate of rabies vaccination
§ 22-339d Municipal control of feral cats
§ 22-340 Town clerk to provide licenses and tags
§ 22-341 Tag or plate to be attached to dog collar or harness. Cost
§ 22-342 Kennel licenses. Certain breeders to be licensed. Inspection of kennel facilities. Penalties
§ 22-343 Temporary placing of dog
§ 22-344 Licensing of commercial kennel, pet shop, training facility or grooming facility. Advertising by commercial kennels. Registration of animal importer. Fees. Humane treatment of animals. Registration of animal shelters. Inspection. Fines. Conformance to zon
§ 22-344a Euthanasia of animals by pet shops
§ 22-344b Pet shop required to have dogs and cats examined by veterinarian. Replacement or refund. Statement of customer rights. Penalty
§ 22-344c Licensure of breeding facilities by towns. Standard of care for breeders of cats or dogs
§ 22-344d Signs required in pet shops selling dogs. Penalty
§ 22-344e License required for procurement of dog or cat for resale. Exception. Penalty
§ 22-344f Veterinarian examination of cat or dog imported into state by animal importer or person operating or maintaining animal shelter. Records of veterinary services rendered. Fines
§ 22-345 *(See end of section for amended version and effective date.) License and tag for guide dogs for blind, deaf or mobility impaired persons
§ 22-346 Guide dogs on trains
§ 22-347 Use of license fees
§ 22-348 Allocation of license fees to The University of Connecticut. Balance to towns
§ 22-349 Unlicensed dogs. Regulations. Impoundment
§ 22-350 Dogs as personal property. Tax exemption. Theft
§ 22-350a Tethering dog to stationary object or mobile device. Prohibited means. Confining or tethering dogs for unreasonable period of time. Adequate shelter. Retention of other protections afforded dogs. Fines
§ 22-351 Theft, killing or injuring of companion animal. Penalty. Liability
§ 22-351a Liability for intentionally killing or injuring companion animal
§ 22-352 Change of residence of owner
§ 22-353 Identifying insignia or tattoo marks
§ 22-354 Imported dogs and cats. Certificates of health. Importation from rabies quarantine area. Sale of young puppies and kittens. Sale of dogs by pet shop licensees. Certificate of origin required. Purchase of dog or cat from outside of state. Penalties
§ 22-354a Payment contracts and lease agreements for ownership of dogs or cats. Voided. Ownership of affected dog or cat. Exemptions
§ 22-355 Damage by dog to domestic animals or poultry
§ 22-356 Damage by two or more dogs
§ 22-357 Damage by dogs to person or property
§ 22-358 Killing of dogs doing damage. Restraint or disposal orders. Notice. Seizure. Euthanasia and examination of potentially rabid animals. Complaints by persons sustaining damage by dog to poultry, ratite, domestic rabbit, companion animal or livestock. Orders
§ 22-359 Control of rabies. Quarantine. Regulations
§ 22-359a Clinic for vaccination against rabies
§ 22-359b Rabies vaccine
§ 22-359e Tags and certificates indicating rabies vaccination
§ 22-359f Request for reduction of quarantine period after potential rabies exposure of animal
§ 22-362 Annoyance by dogs on highway
§ 22-363 Nuisance
§ 22-364 Dogs roaming at large. Intentional or reckless subsequent violation
§ 22-364a Intentional or reckless release of domestic animal which causes damage
§ 22-364b Control of dogs in proximity to guide dogs
§ 22-365 Obstruction of commissioner or any animal control officer. Penalty
§ 22-366 Cropping of dog’s ears
§ 22-367 General penalty. Enforcement
§ 22-367a Regulations

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 435 - Dogs and Other Companion Animals. Kennels and Pet Shops

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Animal: means any brute creature, including, but not limited to, dogs, cats, monkeys, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, birds and reptiles. See Connecticut General Statutes 22-327
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Commercial kennel: means a place maintained for boarding or grooming dogs or cats, and includes, but is not limited to, any veterinary hospital which boards or grooms dogs or cats for nonmedical purposes. See Connecticut General Statutes 22-327
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture. See Connecticut General Statutes 22-327
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • farm: includes farm buildings, and accessory buildings thereto, nurseries, orchards, ranges, greenhouses, hoophouses and other temporary structures or other structures used primarily for the raising and, as an incident to ordinary farming operations, the sale of agricultural or horticultural commodities. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • farming: include cultivation of the soil, dairying, forestry, raising or harvesting any agricultural or horticultural commodity, including the raising, shearing, feeding, caring for, training and management of livestock, including horses, bees, the production of honey, poultry, fur-bearing animals and wildlife, and the raising or harvesting of oysters, clams, mussels, other molluscan shellfish or fish. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Grooming facility: means any place, other than a commercial kennel, which is maintained as a business where dogs are groomed. See Connecticut General Statutes 22-327
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Keeper: means any person, other than the owner, harboring or having in his possession any dog. See Connecticut General Statutes 22-327
  • Kennel: means one pack or collection of dogs which are kept under one ownership at a single location and are bred for show, sport or sale. See Connecticut General Statutes 22-327
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • legislative body: means : (1) As applied to unconsolidated towns, the town meeting. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Municipal animal control officer: means any such officer appointed under the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 22-327
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pet shop: means any place at which animals not born and raised on the premises are kept for the purpose of sale to the public. See Connecticut General Statutes 22-327
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • succeeding: when used by way of reference to any section or sections, mean the section or sections next preceding, next following or next succeeding, unless some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Training facility: means any place, other than a commercial kennel or grooming facility, which is maintained as a business where dogs are trained. See Connecticut General Statutes 22-327
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.