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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety

Chapter 191 : Control Generally

Subchapter 003 : Abandoned Animals

(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 3513)
  • § 3513. Disposal of abandoned animals

    Any person having in his or her care, custody, or control any abandoned animal as defined in section 3511 of this title may deliver the animal to any humane society or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or in the case of dogs, cats, or other small animals, to any pound maintained by or for any town within which the animal was abandoned, or he or she may sell the animal, the proceeds from the sale to be applied to the contractual liability incurred by the person placing the animal. If the person to whom the animal was abandoned is unable to sell the animal, it may be humanely euthanized by any veterinarian licensed to practice in Vermont. (Added 1967, No. 240 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Feb. 8, 1968.)