Maine Revised Statutes

§3983. Possession of animals unlawfully detained

The commissioner, a humane agent, sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, police officer or person authorized to make arrests may take possession of any animals detained in violation of this chapter and may unload the animals and place them in properly equipped pens or other suitable enclosures for rest, water and feeding. The commissioner or any person taking possession pursuant to this section has a lien on the animals detained for expenses incurred for the care given. [1993, c. 468, §25 (AMD).]

1987, c. 383, §3 (NEW). 1993, c. 468, §25 (AMD).