WVC 19 - 20 - 17
§19-20-17. Same -- Unlawful to harbor dog; penalty.
A person who shall harbor or secrete or aid in secreting a
dog which he knows or has reasons to believe has worried, chased
or killed any sheep, lambs, goats, kids, calves, cattle, swine,
show or breeding rabbits, horses, colts or poultry not the
property of the owner of the dog, out of his enclosure, or
knowingly permits the same to be done on any premises under his
control, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction
thereof, before any court or magistrate having jurisdiction
thereof in the county in which the offense is committed, shall be
fined not less than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars, and,
at the discretion of the court or magistrate, imprisoned in the
county jail not more than thirty days. Each day that the dog is
harbored, kept or secreted shall constitute a separate offense.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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