State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter54 > 54-618

54-618. Dangerous dogs; actions required; costs; limitations on transport;permanent relocation; procedure.(1) A dangerous dog thathas been declared as such shall be spayed or neutered and implanted with amicrochip identification number by a licensed veterinarian within thirty daysafter such declaration. The cost of both procedures is the responsibilityof the owner of the dangerous dog. Written proof of both procedures and themicrochip identification number shall be provided to the animal control authorityafter the procedures are completed.(2) No owner of a dangerousdog shall permit the dog to go beyond the property of the owner unless thedog is restrained securely by a chain or leash.(3) Except asprovided in subsection (4) of this section or for a reasonable veterinarypurpose, no owner of a dangerous dog shall transport such dog or permit suchdog to be transported to another county, city, or village in this state.(4)An owner of a dangerous dog may transport such dog or permit such dog to betransported to another county, city, or village in this state for the purposeof permanent relocation of the owner if the owner has obtained written permissionprior to such relocation from the animal control authority of the county,city, or village in which the owner resides and from the county, city, orvillage in which the owner will reside. Each animal control authority maygrant such permission based upon a reasonable evaluation of both the ownerand the dog, including if the owner has complied with the laws of this stateand of the county, city, or village in which he or she resides with regardto dangerous dogs after the dog was declared dangerous. An animal controlauthority shall not grant permission under this subsection if the county,city, or village has an ordinance or resolution prohibiting the relocationof dangerous dogs. After the permanent relocation, the animal control authorityof the county, city, or village in which the owner resides shall monitor theowner and such dog for a period of at least thirty days but not to exceedninety days to ensure the owner's compliance with the laws of this state andof such county, city, or village with regard to dangerous dogs. Nothing inthis subsection shall permit the rescindment of the declaration of dangerousdog. SourceLaws 1989, LB 208, § 2; Laws 2008, LB1055, § 17.