Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 273
Dogs--Cats

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Rsmo Number Section Description
Chapter Cross Reference
Guide, service or hearing assistance dogs, accommodations, when entitled to accompany trainer without extra charge, 209.152
Protection against rabies, 322.010 to 322.080
"Seeing eye" dogs, when entitled to accommodation on public conveyances, 209.150, 209.160
Spay/neuter fund created, 301.3087
   
SHEEP-KILLING DOGS
273.010. Dog defined.
273.020. Recovery of damages for sheep killed--disposition of dog, penalty.
273.030. Dogs may be killed, when.
   
DEFENSE FOR KILLING OR INJURING A DOG
273.033. Killing or injuring a dog, reasonable apprehension of imminent harm is an absolute defense.
   
LIABILITY FOR DOG THAT BITES
273.036. Owner liable, when--fine, amount.
   
LOCAL OPTION DOG TAX
273.040. Dog defined.
273.050. Dog tax, when due.
273.060. Amount of tax.
273.070. Issuance of license--plate--certificate--license fees--county dog license fund--purposes.
273.080. License fastened to dog's collar.
273.090. License tags and certificates, how furnished.
273.100. Impounding of dogs--redemption--fees--penalty.
273.110. Application to recover damages from fund.
273.120. Examination of applications, pass judgment.
273.130. Records to be kept--warrants--funds prorated, when.
273.150. Failure to pay tax--penalty--exceptions.
273.160. Assessor to list all dogs--notify owner of tax.
273.170. Applicability of law--petition--election.
273.180. Repeal of license tax on dogs--procedure.
   
ANIMAL CARE AND FACILITIES LICENSING AND REGULATION
273.325. Citation of law--definitions.
273.327. License annually required to operate animal boarding facilities, pet shops, pounds, dealers and commercial breeders--fees, exemption from fees for certain licensees.
273.329. Director may refuse to license or may revoke licenses, grounds--operation without license, penalty.
273.331. Inspection required for license--state veterinarian's duties and authority--provisional license issued until inspection--inspections required annually or on complaint.
273.333. Investigations conducted, when--violations, administrative procedure--order for remedial action by circuit courts--administrative penalties, amount--penalties, deposit in general revenue--appeals, procedure.
273.335. Substantial ongoing risk to health and welfare of animals, temporary or permanent injunction--animals in pain or diseased taken into custody for euthanasia, when, costs to licensee.
273.338. Failure of reinspections after original violation, penalty, amount--payment of penalty required before license renewal.
273.340. Dealers to purchase only from licensed or exempt persons--violation, penalties.
273.342. Exemption from licensing requirements, certain persons--registration required annually, content, no fee.
273.344. Standards and regulations for licensed persons and facilities--director to promulgate rules.
273.345. Canine Cruelty Prevention Act--citation of law--purpose--required care--definitions--veterinary records--space requirements--severability clause.
273.346. Director to develop rules for health and veterinary care for animals in custody and facilities of licensees--records to be kept--pounds, major construction not to be required.
273.347. Court action for enforcement, when--crime of canine cruelty, penalty.
273.348. Facilities to be open for inspection--quarantine of animals, by state veterinarian, when--quarantine removed, when--removal of animals under quarantine prohibited--disease treatment procedures, duties of state veterinarian--violations, penalty.
273.350. Director to develop rules to include safety standards for motor vehicles transporting live animals--define exotic animals and their care--wildlife not to be included--shipping diseased animals, penalty.
273.352. Advisory committee, appointment, qualifications--duties to assist in establishing rules--not to receive compensation or expenses--rulemaking procedure.
273.354. Laws not applicable to hospitals or boarding facility under supervision of veterinarians or research.
273.357. Animal care reserve fund created--all license fees to be deposited in fund--purpose and uses--lapse to general revenue, prohibited.
273.359. Stacked cages without impervious barrier prohibited, penalty.
   
ADOPTION OR PURCHASE OF ANIMALS FROM SHELTERS OR HUMANE SOCIETIES
273.400. Definitions.
273.403. Sterilization of all cats and dogs adopted or purchased from animal shelters or animal control agencies, procedure.
273.405. Animal considered sterilized when--exceptions to sterilization requirement--costs to be paid by adopter or purchaser.

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