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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 55LAW ENFORCEMENT
SUBCHAPTER IDISPOSITION OF DANGEROUS WILD ANIMALS
RULE §55.503Disposition of Live Animals

(a) A game warden, or other authorized Department employee, or a licensed veterinarian acting under the direction of a game warden, may euthanize a dangerous wild animal to eliminate its suffering due to illness or injury, or if the Department is unable to locate a suitable place for the animal under subsection (b) of this section.

(b) If a person is convicted of a violation of Chapter 62, Subchapter F, Parks and Wildlife Code, the dangerous wild animal may be transferred to a sanctuary, or to a person with a permit that allows for possession of the animal.

(c) If no person is convicted of a violation of Chapter 62, Subchapter F, Parks and Wildlife Code, the dangerous wild animal shall be disposed of according to the instructions of the court.


Source Note: The provisions of this §55.503 adopted to be effective April 15, 1996, 21 TexReg 3025.

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