2006 Code of Virginia § 3.1-796.73 - Abandonment of animal; penalty
3.1-796.73. Abandonment of animal; penalty.
No person shall abandon or dump any animal. Violation of this section is aClass 3 misdemeanor. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibitthe release of an animal by its owner to a pound, animal shelter, or otherreleasing agency.
(1984, c. 492, 29-213.43; 1987, c. 488; 1993, c. 174; 2002, cc. 351, 787;2003, c. 1007.)
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