717B.1  Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

1.  "Animal" means a nonhuman vertebrate. However, "animal" does not include any of the following:

a.  Livestock, as defined in section 717.1.

b.  Any game, fur-bearing animal, fish, reptile, or amphibian, as defined in section 481A.1, unless a person owns, confines, or controls the game, fur-bearing animal, fish, reptile, or amphibian.

c.  Any nongame species declared to be a nuisance pursuant to section 481A.42.

2.  "Animal care provider" means a person designated by a local authority to provide care to an animal which is rescued by the local authority pursuant to section 717B.5.

3.  "Law enforcement officer" means a regularly employed member of a police force of a city or county, including a sheriff, who is responsible for the prevention and dedication of crime and the enforcement of the criminal laws of this state.

4.  "Local authority" means a city as defined in section 362.2 or a county as provided in chapter 331.

5.  "Maintenance" means to provide on-site or off-site care to neglected animals.

Section History: Recent form

  94 Acts, ch 1103, §12

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