WVC 19 - 9 - 17
§19-9-17. Care of quarantined animals; expense.
The owner of animals placed in quarantine by the
commissioner or his agents shall provide suitable quarters for
them and feed and water them. If he fails or refuses to do so,
the commissioner or his agents shall provide such quarters and
feed and water such animals at the expense of the owner. If such
expense shall not be paid within ten days after the lifting of
the quarantine, the commissioner may sell or cause to be sold any
such animal, at public sale, after ten days' notice thereof, and
shall apply the proceeds of such sale, first to the payment of
the costs and expenses aforesaid, and the residue to the owner.
No animal shall be removed from a quarantined area prior to such
sale, except upon payment of such expense.