CHAPTER 223--S.F.No. 2374
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:
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 347.14, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Prohibitions; limitations; regulations Prohibition; enforcement.
person to harbor or permit to remain about the person's premises
dog for which no license exists and for which one is required. Any person who
seized or impounded a dog with or without license under this section shall deliver
dog to the humane officer of the town or city, if
such a humane
officer exists; or,
be no such is not a humane
officer, to the
constable, statutory city marshal, or the
town or city
officer. The officer to whom the dog is delivered shall, without
delay, notify the owner, personally or through the United States mail, if
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 five regular business days of the
, the owner does not claim the dog,
dispose of the
dog in a proper and humane manner. For the purpose of this section, "regular business
day" means a day during which the establishment having custody of the dog is open to the
public at least four consecutive hours between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Presented to the governor May 20, 2006
Signed by the governor May 24, 2006, 12:01 p.m.