Statute in Full:
A. It shall be unlawful for any person other than a releasing agency that has registered as such annually with local animal control to own a dog four months old or older in the Commonwealth unless such dog is licensed, as required by the provisions of this article.
B. The governing body of any locality may, by ordinance, prohibit any person other than a releasing agency that has registered as such annually with local animal control from owning a cat four months old or older within such locality unless such cat is licensed as provided by this article.
Acts 2008, c. 860, eff. Oct. 1, 2008.
Acts 1984, c. 492, § 29-213.55; Acts 1987, c. 488; Acts 1988, c. 538; Acts 1993, c. 817; Acts 2007, c. 640; § 3.1-796.85.