2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 4 - AGRICULTURE AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Section 4:19-40 - Seizure, forfeiture of dog at time of arrest of violator

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 4:19-40 (2017)

4:19-40. Seizure, forfeiture of dog at time of arrest of violator

3. a. A dog that has been surgically debarked or silenced may be seized at the time of arrest of a person charged with violating section 1 or 2 of P.L.2002, c.102 (C.4:19-38 or C.4:19-39), or at any time thereafter, and, upon seizure and pending final determination of the charges, shall be kept and cared for in a humane manner by an appropriate and qualified individual or entity as directed by the court.

b. If a person is found guilty of violating section 1 or 2 of P.L.2002, c.102 (C.4:19-38 or C.4:19-39), the court may order forfeiture of a dog seized pursuant to subsection a. of this section for such disposition as the court deems appropriate.

c. The costs of sheltering, feeding, caring for, and treating a dog seized pursuant to subsection a. or forfeited pursuant to subsection b. of this section, including any veterinary expenses incurred for the provision of any of those services and any other reasonably related expenses incurred, shall be borne by the person found guilty of violating section 1 or 2 of P.L.2002, c.102 (C.4:19-38 or C.4:19-39).

L.2002,c.102,s.3.

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