Animals and Animal Husbandry


SECTION 4-13-10

§ 4-13-10. Thoroughbred dogs exempt – Kennel licenses.

No license fee is imposed on any thoroughbred dogs kept for breeding and stud purposes only; provided, that the dog is owned by a breeder or annual exhibitor of thoroughbred dogs; and provided, further, that the dogs are kept in a breeding kennel licensed in accordance with the provisions of this section, and only allowed at large in charge of the owner or keeper of that kennel. Every owner or keeper of thoroughbred dogs may make application to the city or town clerk or board of police commissioners or chief of police granting the dog licenses in the town or city in which that kennel is proposed to be located for what shall be known as a kennel license. The application states the name or names of the owner and keeper of the kennel, the proposed location of the kennel, and the number of dogs to be kept; and that the dogs are to be kept only for breeding and stud purposes. If that town or city clerk or board of police commissioners or chief of police deems that the kennel and the use and operation of that kennel at that location would not constitute a public nuisance, he, she, or they shall issue a kennel license authorizing the owner or keeper to keep the kennel in the definite location to be specified in the license, upon the payment by the applicant of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the license. Every kennel license is for a period not exceeding one year and expires on the first day of April. All moneys received shall be credited to the dog fund of the town or city. Any person without a kennel license who establishes or keeps a kennel shall be fined not exceeding five dollars ($5.00) for each day the kennel is kept.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1909, ch. 111, § 28; P.L. 1897, ch. 462, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 135, § 28; P.L. 1915, ch. 1240, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 136, § 28; P.L. 1925, ch. 645, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 639, § 29; G.L. 1956, § 4-13-10; P.L. 1970, ch. 196, § 1.)