Any person who, without justification, willfully and unlawfully causes physical injury to any trained dog or horse used by law-enforcement officials, the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety or by fire prevention or investigation officials in the performance of their official duties is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $500 or confined in jail not more than six months, or both.
Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be
ordered to make restitution to the law-enforcement agency, the
Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety or to the State
Fire Marshal or other fire prevention or investigation department
or agency owning the animal for any veterinary bills, and
replacement costs of any disabled or killed animal.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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