North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 67 Dogs

Article 1 - Owner's Liability.

  • § 67-1   Liability for injury to livestock or fowls
    If any dog, not being at the time on the premises of the owner or person having charge thereof, shall kill or injure any livestock...
  • § 67-2   Permitting bitch at large
    If any person owning or having any bitch shall knowingly permit her to run at large during the erotic stage of copulation he shall be...
  • § 67-3   Sheep-killing dogs to be killed
    If any person owning or having any dog that kills sheep or other domestic animals, or that kills a human being, upon satisfactory evidence of...
  • § 67-4   Failing to kill mad dog
    If the owner of any dog shall know, or have good reason to believe, that his dog, or any dog belonging to any person under...

Article 1A - Dangerous Dogs.

  • § 67-4.1   Definitions and procedures
    (a) As used in this Article, unless the context clearly requires otherwise and except as modified in subsection (b) of this section, the term: (1)...
  • § 67-4.2   Precautions against attacks by dangerous dogs
    (a) It is unlawful for an owner to: (1) Leave a dangerous dog unattended on the owner's real property unless the dog is confined indoors,...
  • § 67-4.3   Penalty for attacks by dangerous dogs
    The owner of a dangerous dog that attacks a person and causes physical injuries requiring medical treatment in excess of one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall...
  • § 67-4.4   Strict liability
    The owner of a dangerous dog shall be strictly liable in civil damages for any injuries or property damage the dog inflicts upon a person,...
  • § 67-4.5   Local ordinances
    Nothing in this Article shall be construed to prevent a city or county from adopting or enforcing its own program for control of dangerous dogs....

Article 2 - License Taxes on Dogs.

Article 3 - Special License Tax on Dogs.

Article 4 - Guide Dogs.

Article 5 - Protection of Livestock and Poultry from Ranging Dogs.