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SECTION 113
Dog control officers
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 7
§ 113. Dog control officers. 1. Each town and city, and each village
in which licenses are issued, shall appoint, and any other village and
any county may appoint, one or more dog control officers for the purpose
of assisting, within the appointing municipality, with the control of
dogs and the enforcement of this article.

2. In lieu of or in addition to the appointment of a dog control
officer or officers, any town or city, or any village in which licenses
are issued shall, and any other village and any county may, contract for
dog control officer services with any other municipality or with any
incorporated humane society or similar incorporated dog protective
association, or shall appoint, jointly with one or more other
municipalities, one or more dog control officers having jurisdiction in
each of the cooperating municipalities.

3. Every dog control officer shall have the power to issue an
appearance ticket pursuant to section 150.20 of the criminal procedure
law, to serve a summons and to serve and execute any other order or
process in the execution of the provisions of this article. In addition,
any dog control officer or any peace officer, when acting pursuant to
his special duties, or police officer, who is authorized by a
municipality to assist in the enforcement of this article may serve any
process, including an appearance ticket, a uniform appearance ticket and
a uniform appearance ticket and simplified information, related to any
proceeding, whether criminal or civil in nature undertaken in accord
with the provisions of this article or any local law or ordinance
promulgated pursuant thereto.

4. Every dog control officer, peace officer, when acting pursuant to
his special duties or police officer shall promptly make and maintain a
complete record of any seizure and subsequent disposition of any dog.
Such record shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the
dog, the date and hour of seizure, the official identification number of
such dog, if any, the location where seized, the reason for seizure, and
the owner's name and address, if known.

5. Every dog control officer shall file and maintain such records for
not less than three years following the creation of such record, and
shall make such reports available to the commissioner upon request.

6. The governing body of any municipality in which licenses are
issued, may, either individually or in cooperation with other municipal
entities, require its dog control officer or animal control officer or
any other authorized agent to ascertain and list the names of all
persons in the municipality owning or harboring dogs, or in lieu
thereof, such municipality may contract to have the same done.