WVC 7 - 10 - 5
§7-10-5. Destruction of animals.
Any humane officer or animal shelter lawfully may humanely
destroy or cause to be humanely destroyed any animal in a manner
consistent with the provisions of section four of this article
when, in the judgment of the humane officer or director or
supervisor of an animal shelter and upon the written certificate of
a regularly licensed veterinary surgeon, the animal appears to be
injured, disabled or diseased past recovery or the animal is
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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