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609.227 DANGEROUS ANIMALS DESTROYED.
When a person has been charged with a violation of section 609.205, clause (4), or 609.226,
subdivision 2
or 3, or a gross misdemeanor violation of section 609.226, subdivision 1, the
court shall order that the animal which caused the death or injury be seized by the appropriate
local law enforcement agency. The animal shall be killed in a proper and humane manner if
the person has been convicted of the crime for which the animal was seized. The owner of the
animal shall pay the cost of confining and killing the animal. This section shall not preempt local
ordinances with more restrictive provisions.
History: 1985 c 294 s 8; 1988 c 711 s 9