Maine Revised Statutes

§1043. Emergency methods

The following methods shall be used only in an emergency situation in which the safety of people or other animal life is threatened or in a situation in which the mandatory method of euthanasia of cats and dogs cannot be implemented expeditiously and will cause undue suffering. The following methods shall not be used as a substitute for the mandatory method. [1987, c. 383, §4 (NEW).]

1. Shooting.  The animal may be destroyed by shooting, provided that:
A. The animal is restrained in a humane manner; [1987, c. 383, §4 (NEW).]
B. Shooting is performed by highly skilled and trained personnel utilizing a weapon and ammunition of suitable caliber and other characteristics to produce instantaneous death by a single shot; and [1987, c. 383, §4 (NEW).]
C. Maximum precaution is taken to protect the general public, employees and other animals. [1987, c. 383, §4 (NEW).]
[ 1987, c. 383, §4 (NEW) .]
1987, c. 383, §4 (NEW).