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  • Dog Law in Connecticut
    • 1 Control of Dogs in Connecticut
    • 2 Cruelty to Dogs in Connecticut
    • 3 Dog Injuries in Connecticut

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Connecticut Case Law

  • Auster v. Norwalk United Methodist Church, 286 Conn. 152, 943 A.2d 391 (2008). The plaintiff commenced this action against the defendant seeking damages under the dog bite statute, General Statutes 22-357, pursuant to which an owner or keeper of a dog is strictly liable for any damage caused by the dog to the person or property of another. Specifically, the plaintiff sought to recover damages from the defendant as a keeper of the dog under 22-357.
 

Connecticut Statutes

  • 14-226 Operator to report injury to dog.

  • 14-272b Transport of dogs in pick-up trucks.

  • 22-327 Definitions.

  • 22-329 Prevention of cruelty to dogs and other animals

  • 22-332 Impoundment and disposition of roaming, injured or mistreated animals.

  • 22-333 Redemption of impounded dog, cat or other animal.

  • 22-338 Licensing of dogs.  Fees. Penalties. Rabies certificate. Exemption.

  • 22-339b Rabies vaccination required for dogs and cats.

  • 22-340 Town clerk to provide licenses and tags.

  • 22-341 Tag or plate to be attached to dog collar or harness.

  • 22-344b Pet shop required to have dogs and cats examined by veterinarian.

  • 22-345 License and tag for guide dogs for blind, deaf or mobility impaired persons.

  • 22-349 Unlicensed dogs.  Regulations.  Impoundment.

  • 22-350 Dogs as personal property.  Tax exemption.  Theft.

  • 22-350a Tethering and confining of dog for unreasonable period of time.

  • 22-351 Theft, killing or injuring of companion animal. Penalty. Liability.

  • 22-355 Damage by dogs to domestic animals.

  • 22-357 Damage to person or property.

  • 22-358  Killing of dogs doing damage. Quarantine of biting dogs, cats, or other animals.

  • 22-362 Annoyance by dogs on highway.

  • 22-363 Nuisance

  • 22-364 Dogs roaming at large.

  • 22-364a Intentional or reckless release of domestic animal which causes damage.

  • 22-364b Control of dogs in proximity to guide dogs

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