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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety


Subchapter 002 : Licenses

(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 3622)
  • § 3622. Form of warrant

    Such warrant shall be in the following form:

    State of Vermont:                                )                    



    _______________ County, ss.           )

        To ________________________________, constable or police officer of the town or city of __________________________________:

         By the authority of the State of Vermont, you are hereby commanded forthwith to impound all dogs and wolf-hybrids not duly licensed according to law, except as exempted by 20 V.S.A. § 3587; and you are further required to make and return complaint against the owner or keeper of any such dog or wolf-hybrid. A dog or wolf-hybrid that is impounded may be transferred to an animal shelter or rescue organization for the purpose of finding an adoptive home for the dog or wolf-hybrid. If the dog or wolf-hybrid cannot be placed in  an adoptive home or transferred to a humane society or rescue organization within ten days, or a greater number of days established by the municipality, the dog or wolf-hybrid may be destroyed in a humane way.

         Hereof fail not, and due return make of this warrant, with your doings thereon, within 90 days from the date hereof, stating the number of dogs or wolf-hybrids destroyed and the names of the owners or keepers thereof, and whether all unlicensed dogs or wolf-hybrids in such town (or city) have been destroyed, and the names of persons against whom complaints have been made under the provisions of 20 V.S.A. chapter 193, subchapters 1, 2, and 4, and whether complaints have been made and returned against all persons who have failed to comply with the provisions of such subchapter. Given under our (my) hands at ____________________ aforesaid, this __________________ day of __________, 20 ________.


                                                                                                    Legislative Body

    (Amended 1977, No. 215 (Adj. Sess.), § 11 eff. April 12, 1978; 1993, No. 213 (Adj. Sess.), § 18, eff. April 1, 1995; 2011, No. 155 (Adj. Sess.), § 5.)