Alaska Statutes.
Title 3. Agriculture and Animals
Chapter 55. Care of Animals; Control of Dogs
Section 120. Seizure of Animals.
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AS 03.55.120. Seizure of Animals.

(a) A peace officer shall place an animal in protective custody before removing the animal from the location where it was found. If the animal is removed, the peace officer shall place the animal with a veterinarian licensed under AS 08.98 or, if a veterinarian is not readily available, with a responsible public or private custodian to be sheltered, cared for, and provided necessary medical attention.

(b) A peace officer who has removed an animal shall immediately notify the animal's owner in writing of the removal and of the owner's right to petition the court under AS 03.55.130 for return of the animal. Notification may be delivered in person, posted at the owner's residence, or mailed to the owner.

(c) If a removed animal's owner is unknown and cannot be ascertained with reasonable effort, the animal shall be considered a stray or abandoned.

(d) The state, a municipality, or a person, that supplies shelter, care, veterinary attention, or medical treatment for an animal seized under this section shall make a reasonable effort to locate the owner.

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