2006 Code of Virginia § 3.1-796.71 - Failure of dealer or pet shop to provide adequate care, etc.; penalty

3.1-796.71. Failure of dealer or pet shop to provide adequate care, etc.;penalty.

Any dealer or pet shop that fails to adequately house, feed, water, exerciseor care for animals in his or its possession or custody as provided for underthis chapter shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Such animals shall besubject to seizure and impoundment, and upon conviction of such person theanimals may be sold, euthanized, or disposed of as provided by 3.1-796.96for licensed, tagged, or tattooed animals. Such failure shall also constitutegrounds for revocation of a permit or certificate of registration afterpublic hearing. Any funds that result from such sale shall be used first topay the costs of the local jurisdiction for the impoundment and dispositionof the animals, and any funds remaining shall be paid to the owner, if known.If the owner is not found, the remaining funds shall be paid into theLiterary Fund.

(1984, c. 492, 29-213.41; 1987, c. 488; 1993, c. 174.)

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