§61-8-21. Search warrants relating to cruelty to animals.
If complaint is made to a court or magistrate which is
authorized to issue warrants in criminal cases that the complainant
believes, and has reasonable cause to believe, that the laws
relative to cruelty to animals have been or are violated in any
particular building or place, such court or magistrate, if
satisfied that there is reasonable cause for such belief, shall
issue a search warrant authorizing any sheriff, deputy sheriff,
constable or police officer to search such building or place; but
no such search shall be made after sunset, unless specially
authorized by the magistrate upon satisfactory cause shown.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
The West Virginia Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.