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§ 30.2. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 18 P.S. Crimes and OffensesEffective: September 9, 2013

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 18 P.S. Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 5. Costs of Care of Seized Animals Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 9, 2013
18 P.S. § 30.2
§ 30.2. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Costs order.” A court order under section 5(e)1 to pay filing fees and reasonable costs of care.
“Defendant.” A person charged with a violation of 18 Pa.C.S. § 5511 (relating to cruelty to animals).
“Normal agricultural operation.” As defined under 18 Pa.C.S. § 5511(q) (relating to cruelty to animals).
“Owner.” In relation to an animal seized under 18 Pa.C. S. § 5511 (relating to cruelty to animals), a person who can prove legal title to or ownership of an animal at issue on the date of the seizure.
“Petition.” A petition for reasonable costs of care for any animal seized under 18 Pa.C.S. § 5511 (relating to cruelty to animals).
“Petitioner.” A person or entity that files a petition under this act.
“Reasonable costs of care.” As follows:
(1) The reasonable costs of caring for seized animals, including the provision of food, water, shelter and medical care, beginning at the date of the seizure and continuing until the earlier of one of the following:
(i) At least 30 days following a hearing on a petition for costs of care.
(ii) The seized animals are no longer under the control of the petitioner.
(iii) The owner and defendant have relinquished all interests in the seized animals.
(2) Reasonable costs of care shall be limited to $15 per day per animal, in addition to necessary medical care, as determined by a licensed veterinarian and documented by invoices.
“Society or association.” A nonprofit society or association duly incorporated under 15 Pa.C.S. Ch. 53 Subch. A (relating to incorporation generally) for the purpose of the prevention of cruelty to animals.


2013, July 9, P.L. 263, No. 50, § 2, effective in 60 days [Sept. 9, 2013].


18 P.S. § 30.5.
18 P.S. § 30.2, PA ST 18 P.S. § 30.2
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 97. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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