• Current through October 23, 2012

It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to entice, induce, urge, or cause any dogs to engage in a fight in any street, alley, road, or highway, open space, or public square in the District of Columbia, or to urge, entice, or cause such dogs to continue or prolong such fight, under a penalty of not more than $1,000 for each and every offense; and any person or persons who shall induce or cause any animal of the dog kind to run after, bark at, frighten, or bite any person, horse, or horses, cows, cattle of any kind, or other animals lawfully passing along or standing in or on any street, avenue, road, or highway, or alley in the District of Columbia, shall forfeit and pay for such offense a sum not exceeding $1,000.

(July 29, 1892, 27 Stat. 324, ch. 320, § 10; Oct. 18, 1988, D.C. Law 7-176, § 7, 35 DCR 4787; Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10-151, § 104, 41 DCR 2608.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-1110.

1973 Ed., § 22-1110.

Emergency Act Amendments

For temporary amendment of section, see § 104 of the Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-255, June 22, 1994, 41 DCR 4286).

Legislative History of Laws

Law 7-176, the "Dangerous Dog Amendment Act of 1988," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 7-276, which was referred to the Committee on Human Services. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 17, 1988 and May 31, 1988, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 9, 1988, it was assigned Act No. 7-190 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.

For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-151, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-1301.