WVC 19 - 20 A- 7
§19-20A-7. Enforcement of article.
The enforcement of the provisions of this article is in the
hands of the sheriff of each county, any of his or her deputies,
constables, natural resources police officers, and, if considered
necessary, there shall be a special officer to be appointed by the
county commission, who is authorized, empowered, and directed to
inspect rabies, pick up dogs and cats and dispose of dogs which are
not taxable or not vaccinated according to this article. The
sheriff of each county can have one or more sittings, if considered
necessary, in each district of the county, at which he or she shall
be present or have present one of his or her deputies or the
special officer above provided for, to take charge of all
delinquent dogs and cats and homeless dogs and cats that are not
vaccinated. The assessor of each county, or one of his or her
deputies, shall accompany the veterinarian, doctor, or the one who
administers the vaccine in these sittings for the purpose of
collecting taxes on dogs. All dogs which are not vaccinated and
for which taxes are unpaid become the responsibility of the sheriff
to catch and dispose of as is provided by law.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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