2018 Georgia Code
Title 4 - Animals
Chapter 8 - Dogs
Article 2 - Responsible Dog Ownership
§ 4-8-25. Court ordered euthanasia

Universal Citation: GA Code § 4-8-25 (2018)
    The judge of any superior court of competent jurisdiction within this state may order the euthanasia of a dog if the court finds, after notice and opportunity for hearing as provided by Code Section 4-8-23, that the dog has seriously injured a human or presents a danger to humans not suitable for control under this article and:
  • (1) The owner or custodian of the dog has been convicted of a violation of any state criminal law and the crime was related to such dog; or

  • (2) Any local governmental authority has filed with the court a civil action requesting the euthanasia of the dog.

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