language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to dogs; modifying notice requirements for unlicensed dogs that are seized;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 347.14, subdivision 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
It shall be unlawful for any person to harbor or permit to remain about the person's premises any dog for which no license exists and for which one is required. Any person who shall have seized or impounded a dog with or without license under this section shall deliver such dog to the humane officer of the town or city, if such officer exists; or, if there be no such officer, to the constable, statutory city marshal, or the town or city police officer. The officer to whom the dog is delivered shall, without delay, notify the owner, personally or through the United States mail, if such owner be known to the officer or can be ascertained with reasonable effort, but if the owner be unknown or cannot be ascertained, then the officer shall post written notice in three public places in the officer's town, giving a description of the dog, stating where it is impounded and the conditions for its release. If, after five days , the owner does not claim the dog the officer shall dispose of the dog in a proper and humane manner.
Presented to the governor May 20, 2006
Signed by the governor May 24, 2006, 12:01 p.m.