Rights and duties of the master of dog

The master must not allow his dog to walk without supervision:
– «” it is forbidden to leave wandering dogs and cats ” (article 213-2 of the rural Code)
– « it is forbidden to let go the pets on the streets “(article 99-6 of the departmental health regulations type)

To the straying, a mayor is (section 213 et seq. of the rural Code):
-conduct preventive action in ordering the port of the leaves and the muzzle
-user of its police powers and make all the arrangements to prevent straying cats and dogs.
-do lead the stray animals impounded in his role as health (each commune must have either a communal impounded, or an intermunicipal impounded)
-organize sterilization campaigns and identification of cats without owners to combat proliferation.

the master of dog

Residential tenancies with animal sound: It may or may not refuse my animal?
Under the Act of July 9, 1970, article 10, ” is deemed not written any provision to prohibit the detention of an animal in living quarters to the extent that it concerns a familiar animal.”. This detention is however subject to the fact that animal said caused no damage to the building or any disorder of enjoyment to the occupants of the. “That means that if your pet is the author of no degradation in the building and doesn’t interfere with your neighbours (incessant barking, aggressiveness…), it cannot require you to separate you from your companion.

The only ban that may be made concerning the attack dogs according to the law of January 6, 1999. But beware, this new law can relate that new tenants. This type of already installed dog owner does not fall under this law, even in a lease renewal.

Dog guard and defence
It includes the Tosa, Staffordshire Terrier type dogs, American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweilers and related workers. The owners of these dogs must meet the following constraints:
-the acquisition, transfer, import, farming are prohibited (no penalty)
-the detention of these dogs by minors, major in guardianship, convicted persons (record No. 2) and the persons to which the custody of a dog has been withdrawn, is prohibited (incurred penalty: three months of prison and 3 811 euro fine)
-any animal aged over 4 months must be identified by tattoo (incurred penalty: 457 euro fine)
-rabies vaccination is mandatory (incurred penalty: 457 euro fine);
-the master must have a liability insurance (incurred penalty: 457 euro fine)
-on the highway, it has obligation to keep his dog on a leash and make him wear a muzzle (incurred penalty: 152 euro fine)
-access to sites and public spaces is allowed to the dog but with duty of wearing the muzzle and the leash (incurred penalty: 152 euro fine)
-access to public transit is authorized but with duty in port of the leaves and the muzzle (incurred penalty: 152 euro fine)
-in the common parts of low-rise, the muzzle and the leaves are mandatory (incurred penalty: 152 euro fine)
-sterilization is optional (no penalty)
-the master has obligation to declare his dog to the Town Hall and the prefecture of police of the place of residence of the animal (approach to repeat for each move) (incurred penalty: 762 euro fine)
-in the case of control, the master must submit the receipt of statement of detention (incurred penalty: 457 euro fine)

Other provisions of the Act
Seizure of the animal may be ordered by the Mayor where he would represent a danger or if the above measures were not met.

In the second case, the law provides ” If, at the end of a period free custody of eight working days, the owner or keeper does not all guarantees for the application of the prescribed measures, the Mayor allows instead of filing Manager, after notice of a veterinarian mandated by the Directorate of veterinary services, or to proceed to the animal euthanasia”, or disposal under the conditions provided for in article 213-4 II».

This section specifies that the owner of the place of deposit may assign the animal free of charge to foundations or associations of animal protection with a refuge, which alone are authorized to offer animals for adoption to a new owner. With respect to training, article 211-6 of the rural Code provides that ” the training of dogs to the teeth is allowed that activities of canine selection framed by an association approved by the Minister of Agriculture and monitoring activities, Babysitting and transport of funds” and that “only trainers holding a certificate of ability can exercise the activity of dogs to the teeth and acquire objects and materials intended to this.” Dressage ».

Also ” the fact to draw up or to prepare the dogs to the teeth, or to use outside the activities mentioned […]” is punishable by six months ‘ imprisonment and [7 622 euros] fine and the complementary penalty of forfeiture of the concerned dogs».

However, no Mayor can prohibit the presence of these types of dogs in his commune, or extend these provisions to other breeds as those cited by the Act.

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