Agriculture & Markets - Abandoned Animals - Disposition


Published: 2014-09-22

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§ 332. Disposition. Any person having in his or her care, custody, or
control any abandoned animal, as defined in section three hundred
thirty-one of this article, may deliver such animal to any duly
incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals or any
duly incorporated humane society having facilities for the care and
eventual disposition of such animals, or, in the case of dogs, cats and
other small animals, to any pound maintained by or under contract or
agreement with any county, city, town, or village within which such
animal was abandoned. The person with whom the animal was abandoned
shall, however, on the day of divesting himself or herself of possession
thereof, notify the person who had placed such animal in his or her
custody of the name and address of the animal society or pound to which
the animal has been delivered, such notice to be by registered letter
mailed to the last known address of the person intended to be so
notified. If an animal is not claimed by its owner within five days
after being so delivered to such duly incorporated society for the
prevention of cruelty to animals, duly incorporated humane society or
pound, such animal may at any time thereafter be placed for adoption in
a suitable home or euthanized in accordance with the provisions of
section three hundred seventy-four of this chapter. In no event,
however, shall the use of a decompression chamber or decompression
device of any kind be used for the purpose of destroying or disposing of
such animal.