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47-618. Execution of orders of commissioner; fees of officers; arrests; prosecutions. The animal health commissioner shall have power to call upon any sheriff, undersheriff or deputy sheriff to execute the commissioner's orders. Such officers shall obey the orders of the commissioner and for performing such services shall receive mileage and fees as is now provided for service in process in civil actions. For killing and disposing of diseased animals, in accordance with the rules prescribed by the animal health commissioner, such officers shall receive the following fees: (1) For the first animal, not to exceed $5; (2) for each additional animal, not to exceed $2; but in no case shall the amount exceed the actual cost of doing such work. Such fees shall be paid by the board of county commissioners of the county in which the services are rendered. Any such officer may arrest on view and take before any judge of a court of competent jurisdiction of the county any person found violating the provisions of this act, and such officer shall immediately notify the county or district attorney of such arrest, and such county or district attorney shall prosecute the person so offending according to law.

History: L. 1911, ch. 312, § 9; R.S. 1923, 47-618; L. 1974, ch. 446, § 19; L. 2012, ch. 140, § 41; July 1.

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