HOUSE Substitute for SENATE BILL No. 145*
An  Act concerning the Kansas pet animal act; relating to
seizure and impoundment of animals.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. (a) When an animal is seized or impounded pursuant to
K.S.A. 47-1706, 47-1707 or 47-1715, and amendments thereto, the owner
or person who was in possession of the animal at the time such animal
was seized or impounded may post a cash or security bond as provided
in this section which shall prevent the sale, placement or euthanasia of
the animal. Such cash or security bond shall be in an amount sufficient
to pay for the animal's care and keeping for a period of at least 30 days,
commencing on the date which the animal was seized or impounded. Any
such security bond or any security bond as provided in subsection (b)
shall be approved by the Kansas animal health department.

      (b) Such bond shall be filed with the Kansas animal health depart-
ment and shall be posted on or before the date of the disposition hearing
or within ten days after the animal is seized or impounded, whichever is
earlier. At the end of the time for which expenses are covered by the
bond if the owner or person who was in possession of the animal at the
time it was seized or impounded desires to prevent disposition of the
animal, such owner or person shall post a new cash or security bond prior
to the previous bond's expiration. At the end of the time for which ex-
penses are covered by the bond, the animal may be sold, placed or eu-

      (c) The authority seizing or impounding an animal shall give notice
by delivering a copy of this section to a person residing on the property
where the animal was seized or by posting a copy at the place where the
animal was seized.

      (d) Nothing in this section shall prevent the euthanasia at any time
of an animal seized or impounded which is determined by a licensed
veterinarian to be diseased or disabled beyond recovery for any useful

      (e) This act is supplemental to and shall become a part of the Kansas
pet animal act.

 Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.

Approved April 21, 2003.