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(1) In addition to and not in lieu of any other penalty it may impose, a court may require a defendant convicted under 4.335 to 4.350 to forfeit any rights of the defendant in the animal subjected to abuse, neglect or abandonment, and to repay the reasonable costs incurred by any person or agency prior to judgment in caring for each animal subjected to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

(2) When the court orders the defendant’s rights in the animal to be forfeited, the court may further order that those rights be given over to the animal regulation authority for further disposition in accordance with this chapter. This subsection shall not constitute or authorize any limitation upon the right of the animal regulation authority. A transfer of rights under this subsection constitutes a transfer of ownership.

(Section 4.353 added by Ordinance No. 19461, enacted April 13, 1987; and amended by Ordinance No. 19505, enacted October 12, 1987.)