Idaho Statutes Title 25. Animals § 25-3501A. Enforcement--Enforcement restrictions

(1) Law enforcement agencies and animal care and control agencies that provide law enforcement or animal care and control services to a municipality or county, may enforce the provisions of this chapter in that municipality or county.

(2) Animal care and control officers enforcing this chapter shall comply with the same constitutional and statutory restrictions concerning the execution of police powers imposed on law enforcement officers who enforce this chapter and other criminal laws of the state of Idaho.

(3) In cases where production animals are subject to a violation of section 25-3504 , 25-3505 or 25-3511, Idaho Code , law enforcement agencies and animal care and control agencies shall not:

(a) Enforce section 25-3504 , 25-3505 or 25-3511, Idaho Code , without first obtaining an inspection and written determination from a department investigator that a violation of one (1) or more of the sections has occurred or is occurring;  or

(b) Take a production animal from a production animal facility, pasture, or rangeland for a violation of section 25-3504 , 25-3505 or 25-3511, Idaho Code , without first obtaining an inspection and written determination from a department investigator that such action is in the best interest of the animal.


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