Town of Kingsbury, NY
Washington County
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As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AT LARGE
A dog, dangerous animal or any other animal identified herein off the premises of the owner and in a public place or on private lands without the knowledge, consent and approval of the owner of such lands.
CAT
Any member of the feline family, regardless of sex.
DANGEROUS ANIMAL
Any animal that conducts itself so as to cause bodily harm and injury or to put any person in reasonable apprehension of such bodily harm and injury, or any animal which attacks, chases or worries any domestic animal, as defined in § 108 of the Agriculture and Markets Law.
DOG
Any member of the species canis familiaris, regardless of sex.
DOG CONTROL OFFICER
The Dog Control Officer of the Town of Kingsbury, who is specifically authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
EUTHANIZE
To bring about death by a humane method.
HARBOR
To provide food or shelter to any dog.
IDENTIFIED DOG
Any dog carrying an identification tag as defined further in this section.
IDENTIFICATION TAG
A tag issued by the licensing municipality which sets forth an identification number, together with the name of the municipality, contact information, including telephone number, for the municipality and such other information as the licensing municipality deems appropriate.
LEASHED or RESTRAINED BY A LEASH
A dog that is equipped with a collar of sufficient strength attached to a leash not more than six feet long, which leash shall be held by a person having sufficient ability to control and restrain the dog by means of the collar and leash.
OWNER
Includes any person who owns, keeps, harbors or has the care, custody or control of any dog, dangerous animal or any other animal identified herein. Dogs, dangerous animals or any other animal identified herein owned by minors shall be deemed to be in the care, custody and control of the minor's parents or other head of the household where the minor resides, and who shall be responsible for any acts of said dog in violation of this chapter. The term "owner" shall also be construed to include any association or corporation owning, harboring, in possession of or keeping a dog or dogs or any other animal identified herein within the Town of Kingsbury inclusive of the Village of Hudson Falls.
POLICE WORK DOG
Any dog owned or harbored by any state or municipal police department or any state or federal law enforcement agency, which has been trained to aid law enforcement officers and is actually being used for police work.
SERVICE DOG
Any dog that is trained to aid a person with a disability and is actually used for this purpose, otherwise known as a "guide dog."
WAR DOG
Any dog which has been honorably discharged from the United States armed services.