Full Statute Name:  West's Utah Code Annotated. Title 58. Occupations and Professions. Chapter 28. Veterinary Practice Act. Part 6. Standards of Practice. § 58-28-601. Animal abandonment

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Primary Citation:  U.C.A. 1953 § 58-28-601 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2014 Alternate Citation:  UT ST § 58-28-601 Date Adopted:  1953
Summary:

This Utah statute provides that any animal abandoned at a veterinarian's office for a period of ten days may be sold or placed in the custody of the nearest humane society or county dog pound after giving notice to the owner.  If no humane society or dog pound is located in the county, the animal may be disposed of in a humane manner.

Statute Text: 

(1) Any animal which suffers abandonment for a period of five days may be sold or placed in the custody of the nearest humane society or county dog pound if the animal is not picked up within seven days after mailing a notification, by certified mail, to the last known address of the person placing the animal in the veterinarian's custody. If no humane society or dog pound is located in the county, the animal may be disposed of in a humane manner.

(2) A veterinarian who complies with this section is relieved from liability for the disposal or sale of abandoned animals.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 2006, c. 109, § 17, eff. May 1, 2006.

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

Prior laws:

Laws 1985, c. 3, § 9.
C. 1953, § 58-28-9.

 

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