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951.08 951.08 Instigating fights between animals.
951.08(1) (1) No person may intentionally instigate, promote, aid or abet as a principal, agent or employee, or participate in the earnings from, or intentionally maintain or allow any place to be used for a cockfight, dog fight, bullfight or other fight between the same or different kinds of animals or between an animal and a person. This section does not prohibit events or exhibitions commonly featured at rodeos or bloodless bullfights.
951.08(2) (2) No person may own, possess, keep or train any animal with the intent that the animal be engaged in an exhibition of fighting.
951.08(2m) (2m) If a person has been convicted under sub. (1) or (2), the person may not own, possess, keep or train any animal for a period of 5 years after the conviction. In computing the 5-year period, time which the person spent in actual confinement serving a criminal sentence shall be excluded. The person may move the sentencing court to have this requirement waived. The court may waive the requirement except that the waiver may not authorize the person to own, possess, keep or train animals of the species involved in the offense under sub. (1) or (2).
951.08(3) (3) No person may intentionally be a spectator at a cockfight, dog fight, bullfight or other fight between the same or different kinds of animals or between an animal and a person.
951.08 History History: 1973 c. 314; 1981 c. 160; 1983 a. 95; 1987 a. 332 s. 54; Stats. 1987 s. 951.08.
951.09 951.09 Shooting at caged or staked animals.
951.09(1) (1) No person may shoot, kill, or wound with a firearm, or with any deadly weapon, any animal that is tied, staked out, caged or otherwise intentionally confined in an artificial enclosure, regardless of size.
951.09(2) (2)
951.09(2)(a)(a) Whoever is concerned in the commission of a violation of this section is a principal and may be charged with and convicted of the violation although he or she did not directly commit it and although the person who directly committed it has not been convicted of the violation.
951.09(2)(b) (b) A person is concerned in the commission of a violation of this section under par. (a) if the person does any of the following:
951.09(2)(b)1. 1. Instigates, promotes, aids, or abets the violation as a principal, agent, employee, participant, or spectator.
951.09(2)(b)2. 2. Participates in any earnings from the commission of the violation.
951.09(2)(b)3. 3. Intentionally maintains or allows any place to be used for the commission of the violation.
951.09(3) (3) This section does not apply to any of the following animals:
951.09(3)(b) (b) A captive wild bird that is shot, killed, or wounded on a bird hunting preserve licensed under s. 169.19.
951.09(3)(c) (c) Farm-raised deer, as defined in s. 95.001 (1) (ag).
951.09(3)(d) (d) Animals that are treated in accordance with normally acceptable husbandry practices.
951.09 History History: 1973 c. 314; 1987 a. 332 s. 54; Stats. 1987 s. 951.09; 2001 a. 56.
951.095 951.095 Harassment of police and fire animals.
951.095(1) (1) No person may do any of the following to any animal that is used by a law enforcement agency or fire department to perform agency or department functions or duties:
951.095(1)(a) (a) Frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse or harass the animal.
951.095(1)(b) (b) Strike, shove, kick or otherwise subject the animal to physical contact.
951.095(1)(c) (c) Strike the animal by using a dangerous weapon.
951.095(2) (2)Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following:
951.095(2)(a) (a) Any act that is performed by or with the authorization of the animal's handler or rider.
951.095(2)(b) (b) Any act that is necessary for the training of an animal to perform functions or duties for a law enforcement agency.
951.095 History History: 1993 a. 192; 1997 a. 27.
951.097 951.097 Harassment of service dogs.
951.097(1) (1)
951.097(1)(a)(a) Any person may provide notice to another person in any manner that the latter person's behavior is interfering with the use of a service dog and may request that the latter person stop engaging in that behavior.
951.097(1)(b) (b) No person, after receiving a notice and request under par. (a) regarding a service dog, may do any of the following:
951.097(1)(b)1. 1. Recklessly interfere with the use of the service dog by obstructing or intimidating it or otherwise jeopardizing its safety or the safety of its user.
951.097(1)(b)2. 2. Intentionally interfere with the use of the service dog by obstructing or intimidating it or otherwise jeopardizing its safety or the safety of its user.
951.097(2) (2)
951.097(2)(a)(a) No person may recklessly allow his or her dog to interfere with the use of a service dog by obstructing or intimidating it or otherwise jeopardizing its safety or the safety of its user.
951.097(2)(b) (b) No person may intentionally allow his or her dog to interfere with the use of a service dog by obstructing or intimidating it or otherwise jeopardizing its safety or the safety of its user.
951.097(3) (3)
951.097(3)(a)(a) No person may recklessly injure a service dog or recklessly allow his or her dog to injure a service dog.
951.097(3)(b) (b) No person may intentionally injure a service dog or intentionally allow his or her dog to injure a service dog.
951.097(4) (4)
951.097(4)(a)(a) No person may recklessly cause the death of a service dog.
951.097(4)(b) (b) No person may intentionally cause the death of a service dog.
951.097(5) (5) No person may take possession of or exert control over a service dog without the consent of its owner or user and with the intent to deprive another of the use of the service dog.
951.097 History History: 2005 a. 353.
951.10 951.10 Sale of baby rabbits, chicks and other fowl.
951.10(1)(1) No person may sell, offer for sale, barter or give away living chicks, ducklings or other fowl unless the person provides proper brooder facilities for the care of such chicks, ducklings or other fowl during the time they are in the person's possession.
951.10(2) (2) No retailer, as defined in s. 100.30 (2) (e), may sell, offer for sale, barter or give away living baby rabbits, baby chicks, ducklings or other fowl under 2 months of age in any quantity less than 6 unless in the business of selling these animals for agricultural, wildlife or scientific purposes.
951.10 History History: 1973 c. 314; 1979 c. 34 s. 2102 (3) (a); 1979 c. 176; 1983 a. 189 s. 329 (20); 1987 a. 332 s. 54; Stats. 1987 s. 951.10; 1993 a. 486.
951.11 951.11 Artificially colored animals; sale. No person may sell, offer for sale, raffle, give as a prize or premium, use as an advertising device or display living chicks, ducklings, other fowl or rabbits that have been dyed or otherwise colored artificially.
951.11 History History: 1973 c. 314; 1987 a. 332 s. 54; Stats. 1987 s. 951.11.
951.13 951.13 Providing proper food and drink to confined animals. No person owning or responsible for confining or impounding any animal may fail to supply the animal with a sufficient supply of food and water as prescribed in this section.
951.13(1) (1)Food. The food shall be sufficient to maintain all animals in good health.
951.13(2) (2)Water. If potable water is not accessible to the animals at all times, it shall be provided daily and in sufficient quantity for the health of the animal.
951.13 History History: 1973 c. 314; 1983 a. 95; 1987 a. 332 s. 54; Stats. 1987 s. 951.13.
951.14 951.14 Providing proper shelter. No person owning or responsible for confining or impounding any animal may fail to provide the animal with proper shelter as prescribed in this section. In the case of farm animals, nothing in this section shall be construed as imposing shelter requirements or standards more stringent than normally accepted husbandry practices in the particular county where the animal or shelter is located.
951.14(1) (1)Indoor standards. Minimum indoor standards of shelter shall include:
951.14(1)(a) (a) Ambient temperatures. The ambient temperature shall be compatible with the health of the animal.
951.14(1)(b) (b) Ventilation. Indoor housing facilities shall be adequately ventilated by natural or mechanical means to provide for the health of the animals at all times.
951.14(2) (2)Outdoor standards. Minimum outdoor standards of shelter shall include:
951.14(2)(a) (a) Shelter from sunlight. When sunlight is likely to cause heat exhaustion of an animal tied or caged outside, sufficient shade by natural or artificial means shall be provided to protect the animal from direct sunlight. As used in this paragraph, "caged" does not include farm fencing used to confine farm animals.
951.14(2)(b) (b) Shelter from inclement weather.
951.14(2)(b)1.1. `Animals generally.' Natural or artificial shelter appropriate to the local climatic conditions for the species concerned shall be provided as necessary for the health of the animal.
951.14(2)(b)2. 2. `Dogs.' If a dog is tied or confined unattended outdoors under weather conditions which adversely affect the health of the dog, a shelter of suitable size to accommodate the dog shall be provided.
951.14(3) (3)Space standards. Minimum space requirements for both indoor and outdoor enclosures shall include:
951.14(3)(a) (a) Structural strength. The housing facilities shall be structurally sound and maintained in good repair to protect the animals from injury and to contain the animals.
951.14(3)(b) (b) Space requirements. Enclosures shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide sufficient space to allow each animal adequate freedom of movement. Inadequate space may be indicated by evidence of debility, stress or abnormal behavior patterns.
951.14(4) (4)Sanitation standards. Minimum standards of sanitation for both indoor and outdoor enclosures shall include periodic cleaning to remove excreta and other waste materials, dirt and trash so as to minimize health hazards.
951.14 History History: 1973 c. 314; 1987 a. 332 s. 54; Stats. 1987 s. 951.14.
951.15 951.15 Abandoning animals. No person may abandon any animal.
951.15 History History: 1973 c. 314 ss. 1, 6; 1977 c. 173; 1987 a. 332 s. 54; Stats. 1987 s. 951.15; 1993 a. 486; 1997 a. 192.
951.18 951.18 Penalties.
951.18(1)(1) Any person violating s. 951.02, 951.025, 951.03, 951.04, 951.05, 951.06, 951.07, 951.09, 951.10, 951.11, 951.13, 951.14 or 951.15 is subject to a Class C forfeiture. Any person who violates any of these provisions within 3 years after a humane officer issues an abatement order under s. 173.11 prohibiting the violation of that provision is subject to a Class A forfeiture. Any person who intentionally or negligently violates any of those sections is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any person who intentionally violates s. 951.02, resulting in the mutilation, disfigurement or death of an animal, is guilty of a Class I felony. Any person who intentionally violates s. 951.02 or 951.06, knowing that the animal that is the victim is used by a law enforcement agency to perform agency functions or duties and causing injury to the animal, is guilty of a Class I felony.
951.18(2) (2) Any person who violates s. 951.08 (2m) or (3) is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any person who violates s. 951.08 (1) or (2) is guilty of a Class I felony for the first violation and is guilty of a Class H felony for the 2nd or subsequent violation.
951.18(2m) (2m) Any person who violates s. 951.095 is subject to a Class B forfeiture. Any person who intentionally or negligently violates s. 951.095, knowing that the animal that is the victim is used by a law enforcement agency or fire department to perform agency or department functions or duties, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any person who intentionally violates s. 951.095, knowing that the animal that is the victim is used by a law enforcement agency or fire department to perform agency or department functions or duties and causing injury to the animal, is guilty of a Class I felony. Any person who intentionally violates s. 951.095, knowing that the animal that is the victim is used by a law enforcement agency or fire department to perform agency or department functions or duties and causing death to the animal, is guilty of a Class H felony.
951.18(2s) (2s) Any person who violates s. 951.097 (1) (b) 1. or (2) (a), knowing that the dog that is the victim is a service dog, is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. Any person who violates s. 951.097 (1) (b) 2., (2) (b), or (3) (a), knowing that the dog that is the victim is a service dog, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any person who violates s. 951.097 (3) (b) or (4) (a), knowing that the dog that is the victim is a service dog, is guilty of a Class I felony. Any person who violates s. 951.097 (4) (b) or (5), knowing that the dog that is the victim is a service dog, is guilty of a Class H felony.
951.18(3) (3) In addition to penalties applicable to this chapter under this section, a district attorney may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary or permanent injunction restraining any person from violating this chapter.
951.18(4) (4) In addition to penalties applicable to this chapter under this section:
951.18(4)(a)1.1. In this paragraph, "pecuniary loss" means any of the following:
951.18(4)(a)1.a. a. All special damages, but not general damages, including the money equivalent of loss resulting from property taken, destroyed, broken, or otherwise harmed and out-of-pocket losses, such as medical expenses.
951.18(4)(a)1.b. b. Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the victim resulting from the filing of charges or cooperating in the investigation and prosecution of an offense under this chapter.
951.18(4)(a)1.c. c. Expenses in keeping any animal that is involved in the crime.
951.18(4)(a)1.d. d. In a case under s. 951.095 or 951.097, the value of a replacement animal, if the affected animal is incapacitated or dead; the cost of training a replacement animal; or the cost of retraining the affected animal. The court shall base any determination of the value of a replacement service dog on the value of the service dog to the user and not on its cost or fair market value.
951.18(4)(a)1.e. e. In a case under s. 951.095 or 951.097, all related veterinary and care expenses.
951.18(4)(a)1.f. f. In a case under s. 951.095 or 951.097, the medical expenses of the animal's user, the cost of training the animal's user, and compensation for income lost by the animal's user.
951.18(4)(a)2. 2. A sentencing court shall require a criminal violator to pay restitution to a person, including any local humane officer or society or county or municipal pound or a law enforcement officer or conservation warden, for any pecuniary loss suffered by the person as a result of the crime. This requirement applies regardless of whether the criminal violator is placed on probation under s. 973.09. If restitution is ordered, the court shall consider the financial resources and future ability of the criminal violator to pay and shall determine the method of payment. Upon the application of any interested party, the court shall schedule and hold an evidentiary hearing to determine the value of any pecuniary loss under this paragraph.
951.18(4)(b)1.1. A sentencing court may order that an animal be delivered to the local humane officer or society or the county or municipal pound or to a law enforcement officer if a person commits a crime under this chapter, the person is the owner of the animal that is involved in the crime and the court considers the order to be reasonable and appropriate. A sentencing court may order that an animal be delivered to the department of natural resources, if the animal is a wild animal that is subject to regulation under ch. 169 and the court considers the order to be reasonable and appropriate. The society, pound, officer or department of natural resources shall release the animal to a person other than the owner or dispose of the animal in a proper and humane manner. If the animal is a dog, the release or disposal shall be in accordance with s. 173.23 (1m), except that the fees under s. 173.23 (1m) (a) 4. do not apply if the expenses are covered under s. 173.24. If the animal is not a dog, the society, pound or officer may charge a fee for the release of the animal.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)