N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law Section 380*2
Examination of seized animals or animals taken possession of


* § 380. Examination of seized animals or animals taken possession of.

1.

Consistent with the provisions of § 117 (Seizure of dogs)section one hundred seventeen of this chapter and sections three hundred seventy-three and three hundred seventy-four of this article, no later than twenty-four hours, or as soon as practicable, after a companion animal that is a dog or a cat has been seized or taken possession of, except for such animals that have been surrendered by the owner, by any dog control officer, animal control officer or peace officer acting pursuant to his or her special duties, or police officer in the employ of or under contract with a municipality, or any duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, duly incorporated humane society, pound or shelter that is operated by or under contract to a municipality, such officer, society, pound or shelter shall take steps to:

(a)

Check such animal for all forms of identification, including, but not limited to, tags, microchips, tattoos or licenses; and

(b)

If practicable and if the necessary technology and equipment are available, for the purposes of this paragraph, make available to the public on the internet on a website or social media maintained by or otherwise made available to such officer, society, pound or shelter by the municipal or county government in which such officer, society, pound or shelter is located, a photograph, and a general description of the animal to assist the owner or owners in finding the animal, including the breed or breeds, if known. Information about the animal may be withheld if deemed appropriate to facilitate finding the owner or otherwise protect the safety of the animal. The notice required by this paragraph may be made by means other than the internet if use of the internet is impracticable.

2.

No later than twenty-four hours or as soon as practicable after the seizure or taking possession of such animal potentially identifiable by a form of identification, including a license, tag, tattoo or microchip, or records or reports that are readily available of animals reported to be lost, reasonable efforts shall be made to identify and provide actual notice to the owner of the animal by any means reasonably calculated to provide actual notice to the owner. * NB There are 2 § 380’s

Source: Section 380*2 — Examination of seized animals or animals taken possession of, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/AGM/380*2 (updated Apr. 27, 2018; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

350
Definitions
351
Prohibition of animal fighting
353
Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals
353‑A
Aggravated cruelty to animals
353‑B
Appropriate shelter for dogs left outdoors
353‑C
Electrocution of fur-bearing animals prohibited
353‑D
Confinement of companion animals in vehicles: extreme temperatures
353‑E
Companion animal grooming facilities
353‑F
Companion animal piercing and tattooing prohibited
354
Sale of baby chicks and baby rabbits
355
Abandonment of animals
356
Failure to provide proper food and drink to impounded animal
357
Selling or offering to sell or exposing diseased animal
358
Selling disabled Equidae
358‑A
Live animals as prizes prohibited
359
Carrying animal in a cruel manner
359‑A
Transportation of horses
360
Poisoning or attempting to poison animals
361
Interference with or injury to certain domestic animals
362
Throwing substance injurious to animals in public place
363
Unauthorized possession of dogs presumptive evidence of larceny
364
Running horses on highway
365
Clipping or cutting the ears of dogs
366
Companion animal stealing
366‑A
Removing, seizing or transporting dogs for research purposes
367
Leaving state to avoid provisions of this article
368
Operating upon tails of horses unlawful
369
Interference with officers
370
Protection of the public from attack by wild animals and reptiles
371
Powers of peace officers
372
Issuance of warrants upon complaint
373
Seizure of animals lost, strayed, homeless, abandoned or improperly confined or kept
374
Humane destruction or other disposition of animals lost, strayed, homeless, abandoned or improperly confined or kept
375
Officer may take possession of animals or implements used in fights among animals
376
Disposition of animals or implements used in fights among animals
377
Disposal of dead animals
377‑A
Spaying and neutering of dogs and cats
378
Unlawful tampering with animal research
379
Prohibition of the selling of fur, hair, skin or flesh of a dog or cat
380
Use of elephants in entertainment acts
380*2
Examination of seized animals or animals taken possession of
381
Prohibition of the declawing of cats
382
Prohibition of the slaughter of race horses and race horse breeding stock
383
Examination of seized animals or animals taken possession of
384
Special provisions related to the importation of dogs and cats into the state for sale, resale or adoption
385
Prohibition of slaughtering horses for human or animal consumption

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Apr. 27, 2018

§ 380*2’s source at nysenate​.gov

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