2019 Georgia Code
Title 4 - Animals
Chapter 8 - Dogs
Article 2 - Responsible Dog Ownership
§ 4-8-25. Court ordered euthanasia
- 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.
Code 1981, § 4-8-25, enacted by Ga. L. 2012, p. 1290, § 4/HB 685.