(a) For animals owned by the United States, this state, or any county, city, town or village in this state;
(b) For animals brought into this state contrary to the provisions of this article, or where the owner of the animals or person claiming compensation has failed to comply with the provisions of this article;
(c) When the owner or claimant at the time of coming into possession of the animal knew or had reason to believe it to be afflicted with a communicable disease;
(d) When the owner has been guilty of negligence or carelessly exposed such animals to a communicable disease; and
(e) When the owner has refused or neglected to comply with the sanitary requirements of the Commissioner of Agriculture or the commissioner's agents.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session