New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Indemnification for Rabies
Each county shall be liable for damages resulting within the county to domestic animals from the disease known as rabies and indemnification therefor shall be made in the manner provided by this article. The term “domestic animals” as used in this article shall mean domesticated sheep, horses, cattle, swine and goats. Such indemnification shall not exceed the actual damage and shall in no event exceed the sum of five hundred dollars for each animal in the case of damage to horses or cattle, or one hundred fifty dollars for each animal in the case of damage to swine, goats or sheep, provided, however, that in the case of registered purebred bovine animals indemnification may be made in an amount not to exceed seven hundred dollars for each animal. The board of supervisors of each county shall have power to cause to be assessed, levied and collected in the same manner as other charges against the county, such sums of money as shall be necessary to pay indemnification on account of damages resulting from rabies as provided in this article.