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West's Wisconsin Statutes Annotated. Crimes. Chapter 951. Crimes Against Animals; Chapter 944. Crimes Against Sexual Morality. Subchapter III. Fornication; Adultery; Gratification.

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Citation: W. S. A. 951.01 - 18; W.S.A. 944.17

Citation: WI ST 951.01 - 18; WI ST 944.17


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Summary:   This section comprises the Wisconsin anti-cruelty section.  Under the section, "animal" includes every living warm-blooded creature (except a human being), reptile, or amphibian.  The section prohibits "mistreating animals," which is defined as treating any animal, whether belonging to the person or another, in a cruel manner.  This section does not prohibit bona fide experiments carried on for scientific research or normal and accepted veterinary practices.  This section also prohibits the instigation of dogfights, and has a unique provisions that prohibits the shooting of caged or staked animals.  However, the latter provision excludes the shooting of farm animals, farm-raised deer, or wild birds at a bird hunting preserve.  The section mandates proper of treatment of all confined animals with food, water, and shelter (which is described with detail as to the proper requirements).  Any person who intentionally or negligently violates any of the cruelty sections is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, unless a person intentionally mutilates, disfigures or kills an animal; then the crime becomes a Class I felony.  Instigating an animal fight or intentionally harming a law enforcement animal also results in a felony.


Statute in Full:

 

Crimes.  Chapter 951. Crimes Against Animals. Crimes (Ch. 938 to 951). 

Definitions and Construction of the Act

951.01. Definitions

951.015. Construction and application

Cruelty/Mistreatment Provisions

951.02. Mistreating animals

951.025. Decompression prohibited

951.03. Dognapping and catnapping

951.04. Leading animal from motor vehicle

951.05. Transportation of animals

951.06. Use of poisonous and controlled substances

951.07. Use of certain devices prohibited

Animal Fighting Provisions

951.08. Instigating fights between animals

"Canned Hunt" Provisions

951.09. Shooting at caged or staked animals

Police Animal Provisions

951.095. Harassment of police and fire animals

951.097. Harassment of service dogs

Sale of Rabbits and Fowl

951.10. Sale of baby rabbits, chicks and other fowl

951.11. Artificially colored animals; sale

Neglect, Sustenance and Abandonment Provisions

951.13. Providing proper food and drink to confined animals

951.14. Providing proper shelter

951.15. Abandoning animals

951.18. Penalties

Bestiality Provision

Crimes (Ch. 938 to 951). Chapter 944. Crimes Against Sexual Morality. Subchapter III. Fornication; Adultery; Gratification.

944.17. Sexual gratification

 

 

951.01. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) “Animal” includes every living:

(a) Warm-blooded creature, except a human being;

(b) Reptile; or

(c) Amphibian.

(1m) “Conservation warden” means a warden appointed under s. 23.10.

(2) “Cruel” means causing unnecessary and excessive pain or suffering or unjustifiable injury or death.

(3) “Farm animal” means any warm-blooded animal normally raised on farms in the United States and used or intended for use as food or fiber.

(3e) “Humane officer” means an officer appointed under s. 173.03.

(3f) “Fire department” includes a volunteer fire department and a department under s. 60.553, 61.66, or 62.13(2e).

(3m) “Law enforcement agency” has the meaning given in s. 165.83(1)(b).

(4) “Law enforcement officer” has the meaning assigned under s. 967.02 (5) but does not include a conservation warden appointed under s. 23.10.

(5) “Service dog” means a dog that is trained for the purpose of assisting a person with a sensory, mental, or physical disability or accommodating such a disability.

<<For credits, see Historical Note field.>>

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

2005 Main Volume

Source:

L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.

1983 Act 189, § 325, eff. April 10, 1984.

1987 Act 248, § 1g, eff. April 21, 1988.

St.1985, § 948.01.

1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.

1989 Act 223, § 1, eff. April 28, 1990.

1997 Act 27, § 5346e, eff. Oct. 14, 1997.

1997 Act 192, §§ 20, 21, eff. Dec. 1, 1999.

1999 Act 83, § 229, eff. May 6, 2000.

2001 Act 56, § 231, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.

2012 Electronic Update

2005 Act 353, § 1, eff. May 3, 2006.

2011 Act 32, § 3539, eff. July 1, 2011.

2011 Legislation:

2011 Act 32 amended subsec. (3f).

 

951.015. Construction and application

(1) This chapter may not be interpreted as controverting any law regulating wild animals that are subject to regulation under ch. 169, the taking of wild animals, as defined in s. 29.001(90), or the slaughter of animals by persons acting under state or federal law.

(2) For purposes of enforcing this chapter as to wild animals subject to regulation under ch. 169, a conservation warden has the same powers and duties that a law enforcement officer has under this chapter.

(3) This chapter does not apply to:

(a) Teaching, research, or experimentation conducted pursuant to a protocol or procedure approved by an educational or research institution, and related incidental animal care activities, at facilities that are regulated under 7 USC 2131 to 2159 or 42 USC 289d.

(b) Bona fide scientific research involving species unregulated by federal law.

<<For credits, see Historical Note field.>>

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

2005 Main Volume

Source:

L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.

1983 Act 27, § 2202(38)(d), eff. July 2, 1983.

St.1985, § 948.015.

1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.

1997 Act 248, § 777, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.

2001 Act 56, §§ 232, 233, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.

2012 Electronic Update

2011 Act 32, § 3539g, eff. July 1, 2011.

2011 Legislation:

2011 Act 32 created subsec. (3).

 

951.02. Mistreating animals

No person may treat any animal, whether belonging to the person or another, in a cruel manner. This section does not prohibit normal and accepted veterinary practices.

<<For credits, see Historical Note field.>>

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

2005 Main Volume

Source:

L.1955, c. 696, § 1.

St.1955, § 947.10.

L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.

St.1973, § 948.02.

St.1985, § 948.02.

1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.

1993 Act 486, § 659, eff. June 11, 1994.

2012 Electronic Update

2011 Act 32, § 3539m, eff. July 1, 2011.

 

951.025. Decompression prohibited

No person may kill an animal by means of decompression.

Source:

1985 Act 48, § 1, eff. Nov. 13, 1985.
St.1985, § 948.025.
1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.

 

951.03. Dognapping and catnapping

No person may take the dog or cat of another from one place to another without the owner's consent or cause such a dog or cat to be confined or carried out of this state or held for any purpose without the owner's consent. This section does not apply to law enforcement officers or humane officers engaged in the exercise of their official duties.

Source:

L.1969, c. 493, eff. March 22, 1970.
St.1971, § 943.203.
L.1973, c. 314, § 4, eff. June 29, 1974.
St.1985, § 948.03.
1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.
1997 Act 192, § 22, eff. Dec. 1, 1999.

 

951.04. Leading animal from motor vehicle

No person shall lead any animal upon a highway from a motor vehicle or from a trailer or semitrailer drawn by a motor vehicle.

Source:

L.1957, c. 260, § 1.
L.1957, c. 451, §§ 1, 2.
L.1957, c. 514, § 11.
L.1957, c. 674, §§ 37, 38.
L.1959, c. 205.
L.1961, c. 86, § 1.
L.1961, c. 384, § 2.
L.1961, c. 621, § 28.
St.1971, § 346.94(3).
L.1973, c. 314, § 2, eff. June 29, 1974.
St.1985, § 948.04.
1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.

 

951.05. Transportation of animals

No person may transport any animal in or upon any vehicle in a cruel manner.

Source:

L.1955, c. 696, § 1.
St.1955, § 947.10.
L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.
St.1973, § 948.05.
St.1985, § 948.05.
1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.

 

951.06. Use of poisonous and controlled substances

No person may expose any domestic animal owned by another to any known poisonous substance, any controlled substance included in schedule I, II, III, IV or V of ch. 961, or any controlled substance analog of a controlled substance included in schedule I or II of ch. 961, whether mixed with meat or other food or not, so that the substance is liable to be eaten by the animal and for the purpose of harming the animal. This section shall not apply to poison used on one's own premises and designed for the purpose of rodent or pest extermination nor to the use of a controlled substance in accepted veterinary practices.

<<For credits, see Historical Note field.>>

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

2005 Main Volume

Source:

L.1955, c. 696, § 1.

St.1955, § 947.10.

L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.

St.1973, § 948.06.

St.1985, § 948.06.

1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.

1995 Act 448, § 461, eff. July 9, 1996.

2012 Electronic Update

2011 Act 32, § 3539s, eff. July 1, 2011.

 

951.07. Use of certain devices prohibited

No person may directly or indirectly, or by aiding, abetting or permitting the doing thereof, either put, place, fasten, use or fix upon or to any animal used or readied for use for a work purpose or for use in an exhibition, competition, rodeo, circus or other performance, any of the following devices: a bristle bur, tack bur or like device; or a poling device used to train a horse to jump which is charged with electricity or to which have been affixed nails, tacks or other sharp points.

Source:

L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.
St.1985, § 948.07.
1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.

 

951.08. Instigating fights between animals

(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.

(2) No person may own, possess, keep or train any animal with the intent that the animal be engaged in an exhibition of fighting.

(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).

(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.

Source:

L.1955, c. 696, § 1.
St.1955, § 947.10.
L.1971, c. 114, § 1.
L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.
St.1973, § 948.08.
L.1981, c. 160, §§ 1, 2, eff. April 9, 1982.
1983 Act 95, § 1, eff. Dec. 4, 1983.
St.1985, § 948.08.
1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.
1999 Act 185, § 193(1), eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

 

951.09. Shooting at caged or staked animals

(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.

(2)

(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.

(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:

1. Instigates, promotes, aids, or abets the violation as a principal, agent, employee, participant, or spectator.

2. Participates in any earnings from the commission of the violation.

3. Intentionally maintains or allows any place to be used for the commission of the violation.

(3) This section does not apply to any of the following animals:

(b) A captive wild bird that is shot, killed, or wounded on a bird hunting preserve licensed under s. 169.19.

(c) Farm-raised deer, as defined in s. 95.001(1)(ag).

(d) Animals that are treated in accordance with normally acceptable husbandry practices.

Source:

L.1971, c. 114, § 2.
St.1971, § 947.10.
L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.
St.1985, § 948.09.
1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.
1999 Act 185, § 193(1), eff. Sept. 1, 2000.
2001 Act 56, §§ 234 to 236, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.

 

951.095. Harassment of police and fire animals

(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:

(a) Frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse or harass the animal.

(b) Strike, shove, kick or otherwise subject the animal to physical contact.

(c) Strike the animal by using a dangerous weapon.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following:

(a) Any act that is performed by or with the authorization of the animal's handler or rider.

(b) Any act that is necessary for the training of an animal to perform functions or duties for a law enforcement agency.

Source:

1993 Act 192, § 1, eff. April 21, 1994.
1997 Act 27, §§ 5346f, 5346g, eff. Oct. 14, 1997.

 

951.097. Harassment of service dogs

(1)

(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.

(b) No person, after receiving a notice and request under par. (a) regarding a service dog, may do any of the following:

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.

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.

(2)

(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.

(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.

(3)

(a) No person may recklessly injure a service dog or recklessly allow his or her dog to injure a service dog.

(b) No person may intentionally injure a service dog or intentionally allow his or her dog to injure a service dog.

(4)

(a) No person may recklessly cause the death of a service dog.

(b) No person may intentionally cause the death of a service dog.

(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.

Source:

2005 Act 353, § 2, eff. May 3, 2006.

 

951.10. Sale of baby rabbits, chicks and other fowl

(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.

(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.

Source:

L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.
L.1979, c. 34, § 2102, eff. July 29, 1979.
L.1979, c. 176, § 204, eff. May 3, 1980.
1983 Act 189, § 329(20), eff. April 10, 1984.
St.1985, § 948.10.
1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.
1993 Act 486, § 660, eff. June 11, 1994.

 

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.

Source:

L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.

St.1985, § 948.11.

1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.

 

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.

(1) Food. The food shall be sufficient to maintain all animals in good health.

(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.

Source:

L.1955, c. 696, § 1.
St.1955, § 947.10.
L.1961, c. 665.
L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.
St.1973, § 948.13.
1983 Act 95, § 2, eff. Dec. 4, 1983.
St.1985, § 948.13.
1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.

 

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.

(1) Indoor standards. Minimum indoor standards of shelter shall include:

(a) Ambient temperatures. The ambient temperature shall be compatible with the health of the animal.

(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.

(2) Outdoor standards. Minimum outdoor standards of shelter shall include:

(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.

(b) Shelter from inclement weather.

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.

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.

(3) Space standards. Minimum space requirements for both indoor and outdoor enclosures shall include:

(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.

(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.

(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.

Source:

L.1955, c. 696, § 1.
St.1955, § 947.10.
L.1961, c. 665.
L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.
St.1973, § 948.14.
St.1985, § 948.14.
1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.

 

951.15. Abandoning animals

No person may abandon any animal.

Source:

L.1909, c. 40.
St.1911, § 1636r.
L.1919, c. 359, § 1.
L.1923, c. 291, § 3.
St.1923, § 175.03.
L.1949, c. 262.
L.1955, c. 696, § 38.
St.1955, § 173.31.
L.1969, c. 459, § 7, eff. March 15, 1970.
St.1971, § 173.31.
L.1973, c. 314, §§ 1, 6, eff. June 29, 1974.
L.1977, c. 173, § 164, eff. June 1, 1978.
St.1985, § 948.15.
1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.
1993 Act 486, § 661, eff. June 11, 1994.
1997 Act 192, §§ 23 to 25, eff. Dec. 1, 1999.

 

951.16. Renumbered 173.10 by 1997 Act 192, § 26, eff. Dec. 1, 1999

 

951.162. Renumbered in part § 173.12 and repealed in part by 1997 Act 192, §§ 27, 28, eff. Dec. 1, 1999

 

951.165. Renumbered 173.12 and amended by 1997 Act 192, § 29, eff. Dec. 1, 1999

 

951.17. Renumbered 173.24 and amended by 1997 Act 192, § 30, eff. Dec. 1, 1999

 

951.18. Penalties

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(4) In addition to penalties applicable to this chapter under this section:

(a)

1. In this paragraph, "pecuniary loss" means any of the following:

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.

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.

c. Expenses in keeping any animal that is involved in the crime.

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.

e. In a case under s. 951.095 or 951.097, all related veterinary and care expenses.

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.

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.

(b)

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 or, 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.

2. If the court is sentencing a person covered under s. 173.12 (3)(a) and an animal has been seized under s. 173.12, the court shall act in accordance with s. 173.12 (3).

(c) Except as provided in s. 951.08(2m), a sentencing court may order that the criminal violator may not own, possess or train any animal or type or species of animal for a period specified by the court, but not to exceed 5 years. In computing the time period, time which the person spent in actual confinement serving a sentence shall be excluded.

Source:

2005 Act 353, §§ 3 to 11, eff. May 3, 2006.
2005 Act 353, § 4, eff. May 3, 2006.

2005 Legislation:

2005 Act 353 created subsec. (2s); renumbered and amended subsec. (4)(a)1. as (4)(a)1.(intro.); created subsec. (4)(a)1.a. to f.; and amended subsec. (4)(a)2.

2005 Main Volume

Source:

L.1955, c. 696, § 1.
St.1955, § 947.10.
L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.
St.1973, § 948.18.
L.1977, c. 173, § 165, eff. June 1, 1978.
L.1981, c. 160, § 5, eff. April 9, 1982.
1983 Act 95, §§ 5, 7, eff. Dec. 4, 1983.
1985 Act 48, § 2, eff. Nov. 13, 1985.
1985 Act 263, § 1, eff. April 30, 1986.
St.1985, § 948.18.
1987 Act 248, § 3, eff. April 21, 1988.
1987 Act 332, §§ 54, 64(1), eff. July 1, 1989.
1987 Act 403, § 256, eff. June 7, 1988.
1989 Act 56, § 259, eff. Nov. 16, 1989.
1989 Act 223, § 2, eff. April 28, 1990.
1993 Act 192, § 2, eff. April 21, 1994.
1997 Act 27, § 5346h, eff. Oct. 14, 1997.
1997 Act 192, § 31, eff. Dec. 1, 1999.
2001 Act 56, §§ 237, 238, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.
2001 Act 109, §§ 941 to 943, eff. Feb. 1, 2003.

 

Crimes (Ch. 938 to 951). Chapter 944. Crimes Against Sexual Morality. Subchapter III. Fornication; Adultery; Gratification.

944.17. Sexual gratification

(1) In this section, "in public" means in a place where or in a manner such that the person knows or has reason to know that his or her conduct is observable by or in the presence of persons other than the person with whom he or she is having sexual gratification.

(2) Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor:

(a) Commits an act of sexual gratification in public involving the sex organ of one person and the mouth or anus of another.

(c) Commits an act of sexual gratification involving his or her sex organ and the sex organ, mouth or anus of an animal.

(d) Commits an act of sexual gratification involving his or her sex organ, mouth or anus and the sex organ of an animal.

(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a mother's breast-feeding of her child.

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COMMENTS--1987 ACT 332

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[1987 Act 332, §§ 43, 44] repeal provisions in the fornication and sexual gratification statutes [ss. 944.15(2) and 944.17(2)(b), respectively], relating to sexual conduct with children, to reflect the creation in this bill of the crime of sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or over [§ 948.09].

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

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Source:

L.1955, c. 696, § 1.
St.1955, § 944.17.
L.1977, c. 173, § 92, eff. June 1, 1978.
1983 Act 17, § 5, eff. May 12, 1983.
1995 Act 165, § 1, eff. April 6, 1996.

 

 



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