2017 Nebraska Revised Statutes
Chapter 28 - CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
28-1012 Law enforcement officer; powers; immunity; seizure; court powers.

Universal Citation: NE Code § 28-1012 (2017)

28-1012.

Law enforcement officer; powers; immunity; seizure; court powers.

(1) A law enforcement officer who has reason to believe that an animal has been abandoned or is being cruelly neglected or cruelly mistreated may seek a warrant authorizing entry upon private property to inspect, care for, or impound the animal.

(2) A law enforcement officer who has reason to believe that an animal has been abandoned or is being cruelly neglected or cruelly mistreated may issue a citation to the owner or custodian as prescribed in sections 29-422 to 29-429.

(3) Any equipment, device, or other property or things involved in a violation of section 28-1009 or 28-1010 shall be subject to seizure, and distribution or disposition may be made in such manner as the court may direct. Any animal involved in a violation of section 28-1009 or 28-1010 shall be subject to seizure. Distribution or disposition shall be made under section 28-1012.01 as the court may direct.

(4) Any law enforcement officer acting under this section shall not be liable for damage to property if such damage is not the result of the officer's negligence.

Source

  • Laws 1990, LB 50, § 4;
  • Laws 1997, LB 551, § 3;
  • Laws 2002, LB 82, § 7;
  • Laws 2010, LB712, § 12;
  • Laws 2015, LB360, § 4.

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