2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:19A-12 - Consent Form; Retrieval Of Animal; Abandonment

NJ Rev Stat § 4:19A-12 (2016) What's This?

4:19A-12. Consent form; retrieval of animal; abandonment
a. Any person submitting a dog or cat for spaying or neutering pursuant to this pilot program shall sign a consent form certifying that the person is the owner of the dog or cat or is authorized to present the dog or cat for the above operation.

b. The commissioner shall establish a return date by which a person submitting an animal for spaying or neutering shall retrieve the animal.

c. Failure to retrieve the animal shall subject the person to liability for the cost of board and care of the animal for the period of time the animal is kept at the clinic beyond the return date.

d. Failure to retrieve the animal within 15 days of the return date established pursuant to subsection c. of this section shall be deemed abandonment and the pilot clinic may seek to have the animal adopted or may transfer the animal to a shelter for adoption.

L.1983, c. 180, s. 3, eff. May 10, 1983.

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