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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Impoundment of animals. Provides that, unless a bond sufficient to cover the care and keeping of an impounded animal is tendered, a court may not issue an order prohibiting an animal shelter from disposing of the impounded animal. Requires the owner of an impounded animal to reimburse the animal shelter for its expenses in keeping the animal if there was probable cause sufficient to charge the owner with a specified offense related to the animal, even if the owner is acquitted of the charges. Requires a probable cause for impoundment hearing to be held not later than ten days after the impoundment.