WVC 19 - 9 - 18
§19-9-18. Removal of animals, etc., from quarantined area;
running at large of dogs in such area.
After the establishment of any quarantine authorized by this
article, and the posting of the notices required by law, it shall
be unlawful for any person, during the continuance of such
quarantine, without a special permit in writing from the
commissioner, to remove any animal from or to any premises within
the limits of the quarantine, or to remove from any quarantined
area or premises any hay, straw, grain, fodder, or other food, or
to remove any coop, car, wagon, vehicle, vessel or premises so
quarantined, or to sell, exchange, give away, lease, lend or
remove, or allow to be removed, any quarantined domestic animal
or animals. It shall be unlawful, during the continuance of such
quarantine, after notice as aforesaid, for the owner of any dog
to permit such dog to run at large in any such quarantined
locality, or for any person to remove, or permit to be removed,
any dog from such quarantined area. Any dog found running at
large in such quarantined area, or known to have been removed
from or to have escaped from such area, as aforesaid, may be
secured and confined, or may be shot or otherwise destroyed by
any person, without liability therefor.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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