Village of Monticello, NY
Sullivan County
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[Adopted 1-5-1976 by L.L. No. 1-1976 as Art. I of Ch. 43 of the 1976 Code]

§ 89-8
Responsibility of owner. 

§ 89-9
Number of animals limited. 

§ 89-10
Collar required for cats. 

§ 89-11
Dangerous animals. 

§ 89-12
Dogs prohibited in food establishments. 

§ 89-13
Abandoned animals. 

§ 89-14
Humane treatment. 

§ 89-15
Penalties for offenses. 

Editor's Note: Former §§ 43-1, Purpose, and 43-2, Definitions, which immediately preceded this section, were repealed 12-6-1976 by L.L. No. 9-1976.

The owner of every animal which at any time is kept, brought or comes within the village will be held responsible for the strict observance by such animal and with respect to such animal of all the rules and regulations contained in this article at all times when such animal is within the village.

Editor's Note: Former § 43-4, Animals in heat, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 6-21-1999 by L.L. No. 5-1999.

It shall be unlawful to keep more than two cats and two dogs, four months old or older, on any premises regardless of the number of owners.

Editor's Note: Former § 43-6, Leashing of dogs, as amended, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 6-21-1999 by L.L. No. 5-1999.

The owner of every cat shall securely fasten around the neck of such cat a collar bearing the owner's name and address in a clear and distinguishing manner.

It shall be unlawful for any animal determined to be dangerous to be at large within the Village of Monticello at any time, even though such animal is licensed, muzzled and effectively immunized against rabies. A dangerous animal which is found at large may be taken and impounded. If any dangerous, fierce or vicious animal found at large cannot be safety taken up and impounded, such animal may be summarily slain.

[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993]

No dog shall be taken upon or permitted in any establishment where food or food products are kept for resale, except guide dogs, service dogs and hearing dogs as defined by the Agriculture and Markets Law and bearing the special tag authorized by § 112 of the Agriculture and Markets Law.

Any dog or cat at large which does not display any current dog license or other means of identification, or which fails to exhibit any evidence of having had administered to it a rabies vaccination, shall be considered an abandoned dog or cat and may be summarily impounded by the Dog Control Officer.

Editor's Note: Former § 43-13, Redemption of seized animals, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 12-6-1976 by L.L. No. 9-1976.

It shall be unlawful for any person in the Village of Monticello to torture, torment, deprive of necessary sustenance, unnecessarily or cruelly beat or otherwise abuse, or needlessly mutilate or kill a living animal or creature. Any animal so treated shall be impounded by the Dog Control Officer. The owner thereof shall be notified, in writing and by personal service or by regular mail, of the alleged violation, and the matter shall be referred to the Village Justice for hearing and determination.

Editor's Note: Former § 43-15, Compensation for animals destroyed, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 12-6-1976 by L.L. No. 9-1976.

[Amended 6-21-1999 by L.L. No. 5-1999]

Except as otherwise provided in § 119 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, any person committing an offense against any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation, punishable as provided in Article III, General Penalty, of Chapter 1 of the Code of the Village of Monticello.