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Chapter 19A: Protection of Animals.

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Article 1 - Civil Remedy for Protection of Animals. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-1 19A-1. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-1.1 19A-1.1. Exemptions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-2 19A-2. Purpose.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-3 19A-3. Preliminary injunction; care of animal pending hearing on the merits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-4 19A-4. Permanent injunction.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-5 through 19A-9 19A-5 through 19A-9. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 2 - Protection of Black Bears. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-10 19A-10. Unlawful to buy, sell or enclose (except as provided) black bear.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-11 19A-11. Inapplicable to bona fide zoos, etc.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-12 19A-12. Possession of black bear on July 1, 1975; surrender of bear; modification of facilities; forfeiture.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-13 19A-13. Violation of Article.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-14 19A-14. Enforcement of Article.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-15 through 19A-19 19A-15 through 19A-19. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 3 - Animal Welfare Act. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-20 19A-20. Title of Article.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-21 19A-21. Purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-22 19A-22. Animal Welfare Section in Animal Health Division of Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services created; Director.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-23 19A-23. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-24 19A-24. Powers of Board of Agriculture.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-25 19A-25. Employees; investigations; right of entry.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-26 19A-26. Certificate of registration required for animal shelter.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-27 19A-27. License required for operation of pet shop.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-28 19A-28. License required for public auction or boarding kennel.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-29 19A-29. License required for dealer.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-30 19A-30. Refusal, suspension or revocation of certificate or license.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-31 19A-31. License not transferable; change in management, etc., of business or operation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-32 19A-32. Procedure for review of Director's decisions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-32.1 19A-32.1. Minimum holding period for animals in animal shelters; public viewing of animals in animal shelters; disposition of animals.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-33 19A-33. Penalty for operation of pet shop, kennel or auction without license.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-34 19A-34. Penalty for acting as dealer without license; disposition of animals in custody of unlicensed dealer.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-35 19A-35. Penalty for failure to adequately care for animals; disposition of animals.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-36 19A-36. Penalty for violation of Article by dog warden.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-37 19A-37. Application of Article.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-38 19A-38. Use of license fees.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-39 19A-39. Article inapplicable to establishments for training hunting dogs.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-40 19A-40. Civil Penalties.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-41 19A-41. Legal representation by the Attorney General.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-42 19A-42. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-43 19A-43. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-44 19A-44. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 4 - Animal Cruelty Investigators. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-45 19A-45. Appointment of animal cruelty investigators; term of office; removal; badge; oath; bond.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-46 19A-46. Powers; magistrate's order; execution of order; petition; notice to owner.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-47 19A-47. Care of seized animals.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-48 19A-48. Interference unlawful.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-49 19A-49. Educational requirements.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-50 through 19A-59 19A-50 through 19A-59. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 5 - Spay/Neuter Program. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-60 19A-60. Legislative findings.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-61 19A-61. Spay/Neuter Program established.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-62 19A-62. Spay/Neuter Account established.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-63 19A-63. Eligibility for distributions from Spay/Neuter Account.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-64 19A-64. Distributions to counties and cities from Spay/Neuter Account.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-65 19A-65. Annual Report Required From Every Animal Shelter in Receipt of State or Local Funding.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-66 19A-66. Notification of available funding.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-67 19A-67. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-68 19A-68. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-69 19A-69. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 6 - Care of Animal Subjected to Illegal Treatment. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 19A-70 19A-70. Care of animal subjected to illegal treatment.[RTF] [PDF]