2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 14 — Criminal law
RS 14:102.12 — Definitions

LA Rev Stat § 14:102.12 What's This?

§102.12. Definitions

As used in this Section and R.S. 14:102.13 through 102.18, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) "Animal control agency" means the parish or local animal control agency. If the municipality or parish does not have an animal control agency, it means whatever entity performs animal control functions.

(2) "Impounded" means taken into the custody of the animal control agency or provider of animal control services to the municipality or parish where the dangerous or vicious dog is found.

(3) "Secure enclosure" means a fence or structure suitable to prevent the entry of young children, and which is suitable to confine a dangerous dog in conjunction with other measures which may be taken by the owner of the dog. The enclosure shall be designed in order to prevent the animal from escaping.

(4) "Serious bodily injury" means bodily injury which involves unconsciousness, extreme physical pain or protracted and obvious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty, or a substantial risk of death.

Acts 2001, No. 823, §1; Acts 2003, No. 563, §1.

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