CHAPTER 612
Dogs and Other Animals
EDITOR'S NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, this chapter was enacted on October 17, 1960, and amended on October 6, 1964, July 5, 1977, May 15, 1978, September 18, 1978, November 20, 1996, April 1, 1998, October 7, 1998, December 18, 2000, January 1, 2003, September 15, 2003, December 14, 2004, June 6, 2006, June 9, 2008, December 8, 2008, February 3, 2009, September 8, 2009, September 21, 2010, March 15, 2011, September 12, 2011, and March 9, 2014.
612.01   Animal Control Officer.
612.02   Definitions.
612.03   License tax.
612.04   Payment schedule.
612.05   Payment of license tax subsequent to summons.
612.06   Uncollared dogs; evidence; burden of proof.
612.07   License application; certificate of vaccination.
612.08   License receipt and metal tag.
612.09   Duplicate license tags.
612.10   Displaying receipts; dogs to wear tags.
612.11   Kennel dogs. (Repealed)
612.12   Dogs and cats deemed personal property; rights relating thereto.
612.13   Running at large.
612.14   Dogs killing, injuring or chasing livestock or poultry.
612.15   Compensation for livestock and poultry killed by dogs.
612.16   Confinement and disposition of stray animals.
612.17   Disposal of dead companion  animals.
612.18   Rabid animals.
612.19   Other unlawful acts.
612.20   Disposition of funds.
612.21   Dangerous or vicious dogs.  (Repealed)
612.22   Hunting and trapping near highways.
612.23   Seizure and disposal of  abandoned, neglected, cruelly treated animals.
612.24   Cruelty to animals; general. (Repealed)
612.25   Confinement of animals in  vehicles prohibited.
612.26   Fee schedule.
612.27   Permit required for pet shops and dealers.
612.28   Animals constituting a public nuisance.
612.99   Penalty.
   CROSS REFERENCES
   Authority of counties re dogs - see Code of Va. 3.2-6500 et seq.
   Cruelty to animals - see Code of Va. 3.1-796.122 et seq.
   Dangerous or Vicious dogs - see Code of Va. 3.1-796.93:1
   Declaration of fence pursuant to State law - see GEN. OFF. 618.01
   Dog kennels - see B.R. & T. Ch. 808
   Animals in swimming pools - see B.R. & T. 838.15
   Farm animals exempt from taxation - see B.R. & T. 860.06
   Dogs prohibited in parks; signs - see S.U. & P.S. 1092.21