Quick summary: Trials and Appeals in Civil Seizure Cases Involving Cruelly Treated Animals Information Sheet (PDF file) and Worksheet to Calculate Amount of Appeal Bonds (XLS file).
Trials and Appeals in Civil Seizure Cases Involving Cruelly Treated Animals
The Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 10, Chapter 821, Subchapter B governs the seizure and disposition of cruelly treated animals.
Given the complexity of determining the cost of care for animals in these situations, THLN asked a group of lawyers and animal welfare advocates to draft the information and guidelines for judges, lawyers, and others who may be involved in the process. The information is not legal advice and should not be construed as such. It is intended to inform and generate awareness of the statute, and provide a starting point for administering it. The following are included in the information sheet:
The Worksheet to Calculate the Amount of an Appeal Bond can be downloaded below. If you do not have Microsoft Office, a copy of the Microsoft Excel viewer is available for downloading free of charge from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/273711.
Trial and Appeal Information Sheet (PDF, 1.84MB)
Worksheet to Calculate the Amount of an Appeal Bond (XLS, 68Kb)