§ 717B.1 Definitions
§ 717B.2 Animal abuse
§ 717B.3 Animal neglect
§ 717B.3A Animal torture
§ 717B.4 Dispositional proceedings
§ 717B.5 Rescue of threatened animals
§ 717B.6 Destruction and disposition of wild animals
§ 717B.8 Abandonment of cats and dogs — penalties.
§ 717B.9 Injury or interference with a police service dog

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 717B

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Animal: means a nonhuman vertebrate. See Iowa Code 717B.1
  • Animal care provider: means a person designated by a local authority to provide care to an animal which is rescued by the local authority pursuant to section 717B. See Iowa Code 717B.1
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • clerk: means clerk of the court in which the action or proceeding is brought or is pending; and the words "clerk's office" mean the office of that clerk. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Dispositional expenses: means expenses incurred by a local authority in rescuing an animal as provided in section 717B. See Iowa Code 717B.1
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Law enforcement officer: means a regularly employed member of a police force of a city or county, including a sheriff, who is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the criminal laws of this state. See Iowa Code 717B.1
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Livestock: includes but is not limited to an animal classified as an ostrich, rhea, or emu. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Local authority: means a city as defined in section 362. See Iowa Code 717B.1
  • Maintenance: means to provide on-site or off-site care to neglected animals. See Iowa Code 717B.1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Responsible party: means a person who owns or maintains an animal. See Iowa Code 717B.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Threatened animal: means an animal that is abused as provided in section 717B. See Iowa Code 717B.1
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1