Saratoga County, NY
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Saratoga County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]

ARTICLE I
Protection of Deer (§ 143-1 — § 143-3) 

ARTICLE II
Licensing and Identification of Dogs at Saratoga County Animal Shelter (§ 143-4 — § 143-10) 

[Adopted 11-18-1986 by Res. No. 339-86]

§ 143-1
Dogs to be confined or under control. 

§ 143-2
Notice. 

§ 143-3
Filing. 

Pursuant to Subdivision 1 of § 122 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, the County of Saratoga, by its Board of Supervisors, does hereby order that henceforth during the period December 1 to May 1 of the following year, all dogs in the County of Saratoga shall be securely confined or accompanied by or under the control of each dog's owner.

The Clerk of this Board of Supervisors shall publish a public notice of this order adopted for the protection of deer in The Saratogian, The Schenectady Gazette, The Ballston Journal, The Troy Times Record, The Glens Falls Post Star and the Times Union.

The Clerk of this Board shall file a copy of this resolution in the Office of the Clerk of each municipality in the County of Saratoga.

[Adopted 11-16-2010 by L.L. No. 4-2010]

§ 143-4
Legislative intent. 

§ 143-5
Definitions. 

§ 143-6
Authorizing issuance of dog licenses by Saratoga County Animal Shelter. 

§ 143-7
Licensing of dogs adopted from Saratoga County Animal Shelter required. 

§ 143-8
License fees. 

§ 143-9
Identification of dogs. 

§ 143-10
Implementation date. 

The purpose of this article is to authorize the licensing of dogs at the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, as authorized by § 109(3) of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

ADOPTION
Delivery by the Saratoga County Animal Shelter to any natural person 18 years of age or older, for the limited purpose of harboring any dog in the custody of the animal shelter as a result of seizure or surrender.
IDENTIFICATION TAG
A tag issued by Saratoga County which sets forth an identification number, the name of the municipality in which the dog will be harbored, the State of New York, contact information, including telephone number for the municipality in which the dog will be harbored, and such other information as Saratoga County deems appropriate.
MUNICIPALITY
Any county, town, city or village.
OWNER
Any person who harbors or keeps a dog.

The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, acting by its Supervisor, to provide, accept and grant an application for a dog license at the time of the adoption of a dog from the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, provided that such application is made in accordance with this article.

A. 

Any person adopting a dog from the Saratoga County Animal Shelter shall make application for and receive a dog license prior to removing the dog from the Saratoga County Animal Shelter. The license shall be issued for a period of one year. Subsequent renewals of the license shall be done by the municipality within which the dog is harbored.

B. 

Application for a dog license shall be made to the Supervisor of the Saratoga County Animal Shelter.

C. 

The application shall be on a form designated for such purpose by Saratoga County. It shall state the sex, actual or approximate age, breed, color and an identification number to be assigned by the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, and any other identification marks, and the name, address, telephone number, state, county and town, city, or village of residence of the applicant.

D. 

The application shall be accompanied by the license fee prescribed in this article, as modified as hereinafter provided. In the case of a dog which has been spayed or neutered, the application shall also be accompanied by a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian or affidavit signed by the owner, showing that the dog has been spayed or neutered.

E. 

Upon validation by the Supervisor of the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, the application shall become a license for the dog described therein.

F. 

The Supervisor shall:

(1) 

Provide a copy of the license to the owner;

(2) 

Retain a record of the license that shall be made available upon request to the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets; and

(3) 

Send, within five business days of validation, a copy of the license to the municipality in which the dog will be harbored.

G. 

The license shall not be transferable.

H. 

If the dog has not been vaccinated for rabies by the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, the applicant shall present a statement certified by a licensed veterinarian showing that the dog has been vaccinated for rabies and the date of said vaccination. The Supervisor shall send a copy of proof of rabies vaccination with the copy of the license to the municipality in which the dog will be harbored.

A. 

The license fee for dog licenses issued pursuant to § 143-7 of this article shall be as follows:

(1) 

Spayed or neutered dog: $5.

(2) 

Unspayed or unneutered dog: $10.

B. 

In addition to the fee charged pursuant to Subsection A above, there shall be collected a surcharge as follows, pursuant to § 110(3) and (4) of the Agriculture and Markets Laws;

(1) 

Spayed or neutered dog: $1.

(2) 

Unspayed or unneutered dog: $3.

A. 

Each dog licensed pursuant to § 143-7 of this article shall be assigned an identification number, which shall be carried by the dog on an identification tag issued by the Saratoga County Animal Shelter which shall be affixed to a collar on the dog at all times.

B. 

No tag carrying an identification number shall be affixed to the collar of any dog other than the one to which that number has been assigned.

The date upon which the Saratoga County Animal Shelter shall begin to issue dog licenses pursuant to this article shall be January 1, 2011.