2006 Code of Virginia § 3.1-796.75 - Procedure for animals left unclaimed with veterinarian or boarding establishment after public notic...

3.1-796.75. Procedure for animals left unclaimed with veterinarian orboarding establishment after public notice; lien; sale.

Any animal not claimed by its owner from a licensed veterinarian or boardingestablishment within fourteen days after a letter of notice has been sent tothe owner, by the veterinarian or boarding establishment, may be sold by theveterinarian or boarding establishment. The animal may be sold at public orprivate sale for fair compensation to a person capable of providing careconsistent with this chapter. Any expense incurred by the veterinarian orboarding establishment becomes a lien on the animal and the proceeds of thesale shall first discharge this lien. Any balance of the proceeds shall bepaid to the owner. If the owner cannot be found within the next ensuingthirty days, the balance shall be paid to the state treasury. If no purchaseris found, the animal may be offered for adoption or euthanized.

(1984, c. 492, 29-213.45; 1987, c. 488; 1993, c. 174.)

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