Nevada Animals
Sec. § 565.125
Seizure of privately owned animals by governmental entity: Approval by court; submission of court order to Department; exception.


Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, if a governmental entity seizes any privately owned animals subject to brand inspection pursuant to this chapter, the Department or its authorized inspector shall not issue brand inspection clearance certificates or permits to remove the animals from a brand inspection district or for the transfer of ownership of the animals by sale or otherwise unless:


Before the seizure, the governmental entity obtains approval for the seizure from a court of competent jurisdiction; and


The governmental entity submits a copy of the order approving the seizure to the Department or its authorized inspector.


The provisions of this section do not apply to:


An estray, as defined in NRS 569.0075;


Feral livestock, as defined in NRS 569.008;


A wild horse or burro, as defined in 16 U.S.C. 1332;


An animal that is impounded or sold by the Department pursuant to NRS 575.060; or


An animal that is seized by a governmental entity to protect the health and safety of the public or to prevent cruelty to animals.
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